Fiction

LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN

Max Ophüls
USA 1948
87min
V'06

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.

Credits
  • Joan Fontaine - Eve Graham
  • Mady Christians
  • Louis Jourdan
  • Marcel Journet
  • Art Smith
  • John Good
  • Carol Yorke
  • Howard Freeman
  • Howard Koch
  • Max Ophüls nach der gleichnamigen Novelle von Stefan Zweig
  • Glenn E. Anderson
  • Franz Planer
  • Ted J. Kent
  • Daniele Amfitheatrof
  • Ruby R. Levitt
  • Charles Baker
  • Travis Banton
Rampart Productions Universal International Pictures
KirchMedia Betastr. 1 85774 Unterföhring, Deutschland T 89 99 56 22 55, F 89 99 56 27 51
35 mm
bw
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