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A Letter to Three Wives

Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Fasten Your Seatbelts
(NR) USA – 1 hr 43 min  
1949 · d. Joseph L. Mankiewicz   Reviews
Starring Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Besties Rita (Ann Sothern), Deborah (Jeanne Crain), and Lora Mae (Linda Darnell) are each happily married … or are they? When a letter informs the trio that a mutual acquaintance has run off with one of their husbands—but declines to specify which—each wife is left to reflect on the underlying tensions and terms of her relationship. Snagging Mankiewicz Oscars for Best Director and Best Screenplay, this comedy of manners undertakes a hilarious and poignant examination of the intimacies and anxieties of marriage.


Shown in conjunction with the film course All About Elegance: The Films of Joseph Mankiewicz, this screening will be introduced by the course's instructor, Jennifer Fleeger, Ph.D.



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Monday, June 37:15pm