Letter of Introduction

A woman keeps her past a secret in her efforts to succeed as an actress without the help of her estranged, but famous, father.
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DVD Features:

  • Based on an original story by Bernice Boone
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 22, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1938
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 28
The extreme care with which the settings were constructed are tremendous in maintaining the sense of reality for which Stahl always aims. Full Review
California Eagle
Oct 29, 2019
It would be a low-keyed and... rather depressing picture, if it weren't for the exhilarating presence of Charlie McCarthy. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Aug 12, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

Adolphe Menjou is John Mannering, the high profile black sheep of a Barrymore-like family of theatrical legends. The aging, alcoholic womanizer is amused by the arrival of long lost daughter Kay (Andrea Leeds).

Determined to become a star on her own merits, Kay has adopted the last name of "Martin." Mannering approves of Kay's high-minded actions and agrees to keep his daughter's identity a secret. As cruel result, Mannering and Kay become an item in the gossip columns as they are routinely seen together in public while refusing to explain their May-December relationship.

Edgar Bergen and his tuxedoed smart mouthed dummy, Charlie McCarthy, are Kay's best friends. Their uproarious patter is the nearly constant commentary of the romantic intrigue around them.

Photographed by remarkable German cinematographer Karl Freund and featuring Eve Arden as the "other woman" who also wants to sit on Edgar Bergen's lap, Letter of Introduction is a sincere, deftly-handled tapestry of fantastic romantic emotions.

Product Description:

Comedy about an aspiring actress who attempts stardom without the help of her influential father.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 33,577
  • UPC: 089218467492
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