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A Letter To Three Wives (1949) Writes Its Way Onto Blu-ray

Letter to Three Wives, A 65th Anniversary Blu-ray

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced the addition of the romantic drama A Letter To Three Wives to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starred Jeanne CrainLinda DarnellAnn SothernKirk Douglas, and Paul Douglas. A Letter To Three Wives is currently available for pre-order online and will be available for purchase everywhere on September 17th.

As three women head off on a boating trip with a group of children, they receive a letter written by a woman claiming to have stolen one of their husbands. Which one? The letter doesn’t say. Faced with the prospect of a shattered life, each woman soul searches throughout the day: Deborah Bishop (Crain) feels inadequate amidst her husband’s (Jeffrey Lynn) country club set. Everyone sees Lora Mae Hollingsway (Darnell) as a gold digger, including her husband (Paul Douglas). And Rita Phipps (Sothern) has a career that makes her husband (Douglas) feel neglected to the point of infidelity. All three endure the anguish of uncertainty until the boat trip ends – and the truth is revealed.

A Letter To Three Wives was released in January of 1949 and was ultimately nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay), winning two for Mankiewicz (Best Director and Best Screenplay).

The Blu-ray will include several special features, including:

  • Commentary by Christopher Mankiewicz with Joseph L. Mankiewicz biographers Kenneth Geist and Cheryl Lower
  • “Linda Darnell: Hollywood’s Fallen Angel” as seen on Biography
  • Movietone News Footage (Oscar Presentations)
  • Restoration Comparison
  • Theatrical Trailer

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