Theatrical Release Date: 10 Feb 2005
Home Ent. Release Date: 03 Apr 2005
A Letter To Three Wives is Joseph L. Mankiewicz' award-winning satire about three married women who are tormented with the knowledge that one of their husbands has left them, in this high-calibre drama which remains a sharp study of suburban life. Four-time Oscar winner, Mankiewicz picked up two of those Oscars for his work on A Letter to Three Wives, which won him awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell and Ann Sothern play three suburban wives who are brought together by a strange letter, which unexpectedly arrives one day from the resident siren, Addie Ross. In the letter, she informs the women that she’s leaving town for good – and will be taking one of their husbands with her, but fails to reveal who’s husband she is taking. As the women do some serious soul-searching for the rest of the day, they reach the depressing conclusion that any one of their men could have left with Ms. Ross. With an ensemble cast that includes excellent performances from Kirk Douglas and Thelma Ritter, A Letter To Three Wives is a classic film from a master filmmaker.