LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN

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LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN

Max Ophüls
USA, 1948
Fiction, 87min, OF

LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN

Max Ophüls
USA, 1948
Fiction, 87min, OF

Cast: 
Joan Fontaine
Louis Jourdan
Mady Christians
Marcel Journet
Art Smith
John Good
Carol Yorke
Howard Freeman
Screenplay: 
Howard Koch
Max Ophüls nach der gleichnamigen Novelle von Stefan Zweig
Sound: 
Glenn E. Anderson
Camera: 
Franz Planer
Editor: 
Ted J. Kent
Composer: 
Daniele Amfitheatrof
Decoration: 
Ruby R. Levitt
Charles Baker
Costume: 
Travis Banton

Production: 
Rampart Productions Universal International Pictures
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White
Restaurierte Fassung: Restauriert von UCLA. Gefördert von The Film Foundation

In turn of the century Vienna, a dashing man arrives at his flat, instructing his manservant that he will leave before morning: The man is Stefan Brand, formerly a concert pianist, planning to leave Vienna to avoid a duel. His servant gives him a letter from an unknown woman. In the letter he experiences the lifelong passion of Lisa Berndle for him: first as a girl who was his neighbor; next as a young woman who, in secret, has his child; then as a mature woman who meets him again and abandons husband and son to be with him. Each time he does not remember who she is or that they have ever met. By morning, he has finished the letter, and her husband awaits satisfaction.