|Title||:||lux radio theater (429) the letter|
|Plot||:||+ The Lux Radio Theatre. April 21, 1941. "The Letter". Sponsored by: Lux. An unfaithful wife in Singapore is arrested for murder. A letter held by the dead man's widow contains incriminating evidence. The story was presented on The Lux Radio Theatre previously on May 23, 1938 and subsequently on March 6, 1944 (see cat. #43635). + Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall reprise their 1940 film roles as Leslie and Robert Crosby. Leslie and Robert are living in Singapore as Robert is working for a rubber plantation company. Leslie shoots and kills a man named Hammond and claims that it was in self-defence as he tried to make love to her. She is arrested and imprisoned to await trial. Everyone believes her story but then a letter turns up which she had written to the victim the day of the killing despite her having said that she had had no contact with him for weeks. The letter is in the hands of the victim’s widow and may be the downfall of Mrs Crosby. The Letter is a grand love story and thrilling melodrama set against the background of far off Malay. Merle Oberon plays the part of Leslie Crosbie the wife of a rubber plantation owner in Singapore on the Malay peninsular who kills a man she purports to be a thief. However Leslie did know the victim, he was Geoffrey Hammond (Ralph Forbes) a man she had been engaged to when she lived in England and Leslie had sent for him by letter on the night of the murder, a letter that would later turn up and could incriminate her. Walter Huston plays the role of her Leslie’s devoted husband Robert Crosbie, and Eric Snowden plays the part of Lawyer and good friend Howard Joyce.|
|File||:||Lux Radio Theater 44-03-06 (429) The Letter.mp3|
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