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Thursday, February 28, 2008

31 Days of Oscar: The Letter

Bette Davis, quite possibly the best film actress of all time, was nominated for ten Academy Awards during her lifetime (winning twice), including for this south of the border melodrama.

In this Best Picture nominee, she plays Leslie Crosbie, an adulteress wife of a rubber plantation owner who shoots her lover dead on her front porch (one of the most shocking opening scenes in movie history) and then claims it was all self-defense. That is, until an incriminating letter shows up ...

Nominated for seven Oscars, The Letter airs on Turner Classic Movies tomorrow at 10:00 AM EST.

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