|Tagline||It's a sheer delightful revelation!|
|Director||Joseph L. Mankiewicz|
|Writers||Vera Caspary (adaptation)
John Klempner (Cosmopolitan Magazine novel)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay)
|Cast||Jeanne Crain Linda Darnell Ann Sothern Kirk Douglas Paul Douglas Barbara Lawrence Jeffrey Lynn Connie Gilchrist Florence Bates Hobart Cavanaugh|
|Awards||1989 San Francisco International Film Festival|
|Plot||Lora May Hollingsway, who grew up next to the wrong side of the tracks, married her boss who thinks she is just a gold digger. Rita Phipps makes as much money writing radio scripts at night as her school teacher husband does. Deborah Bishop looked great in a Navy uniform in WWII but fears she'll never be dressed just right for the Country Club set. These three wives are boarding a boat filled with children going on a picnic when a messenger on a bicycle hands them a letter addressed to all three from Addie who has just left town with one of their husbands. They won't know which one until that night.... see A Letter to Three Wives on IMDb|
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|Joseph Mankiewicz's unique intriguing comedy stars Ann Southern, Linda Darnell and Jeanne Crain as three wives who must wait out a long day to learn which of them has lost her husband to another woman. |
Just as their boat sets off for the day, Deborah (Crain), Rita (Southern) and Lora Mae (Darnell) receive a letter from the alluring Addie Ross (narrator Celeste Holm) stating she has left town with one of their husbands. Each wife spends the fretful day pondering the state of her marriage and the affection each of their husbands has for Addie. By the end of the day, each woman is convinced she must surely be the betrayed wife.
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