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A Letter to Three Wives Overview:

A Letter to Three Wives (1949) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Sol C. Siegel.

The film was based on the novel Letter to Five Wives written by John Klempner published in 1945.

Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorJoseph L. MankiewiczWon
Best Picture20th Century-FoxNominated
Best WritingJoseph L. MankiewiczWon
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Screening of "A Letter to Three Wives" May 29 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on May 23, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of "A Letter to Three Wives" May 29 at Daystar Center A Letter to Three Wives (1949) Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street When: May 29, 2018 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald A Letter to Three Wives (1949) is based on a novel by John Klempner. His novel was e... Read full article


A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

By Carol Martinheira on Sep 25, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

A Letter to Three Wives (1949) On September 25, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Joseph L. Mankiewicz was more than a film director. Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the greatest storytellers of all time. And if All About Eve (1950) guarantees him a place amongst Hollywood... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (1949)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 13, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A Letter to Three Wives (1949) sets up its domestic drama with a perpetually absent antagonist who forces a trio of women to consider the central problems of their marriages. This approach makes the homewrecker as mysterious as she is troublesome, but it frees up th... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (1949)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 13, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A Letter to Three Wives (1949) sets up its domestic drama with a perpetually absent antagonist who forces a trio of women to consider the central problems of their marriages. This approach makes the homewrecker as mysterious as she is troublesome, but it frees up th... Read full article


KIRK DOUGLAS 100TH BIRTHDAY BLOGATHON: A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

on Dec 9, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Karen of shadowsandsatin is hosting a celebratory blogathon in honour of the 100th birthday of Mr. Kirk Douglas, and we've all been invited. To join the party, click HERE. I always think of A Letter to Three Wives as an elegant movie. Certainly, it is not elegant in the idea that we are peering i... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mrs. Finney: "Good night, Mother dear, and don't wait up." If a daughter of mine ever really talked like that I'd cut her tongue out!


Sadie: Look, I don't teach you about teachin'. Don't teach me about ducks.


Lora Mae Hollingsway: I've got very definite ideas.
Porter Hollingsway: Like what?
Lora Mae Hollingsway: There's never been anybody in particular. Nobody special.
Porter Hollingsway: Plenty that wanted to, I'll bet.
Lora Mae Hollingsway: What do you think?
Porter Hollingsway: That you've been waiting for that one guy to come along.
Lora Mae Hollingsway: I got very definite ideas.
Porter Hollingsway: What's he got to be like, this one guy?
Lora Mae Hollingsway: Someone who wants to marry me more than anything else in the world.
Porter Hollingsway: You sure got wrong ideas about things.
Lora Mae Hollingsway: They may be wrong, but they're definite.


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Facts about

Anne Baxter's character in the film was to be named Martha.
To get the proper look of derision from Linda Darnell in the scene where she stares at a photo of Addie, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz used a picture of Otto Preminger, the director who had given Darnell such a hard time on the set of Forever Amber.
The identity of the actress Celeste Holm who did the voice-over for Addie Ross was kept secret when the film was released. The studio held a number of "Who is Addie?" contests around the country where moviegoers could guess the actress' name.
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