August 1945: Love Letters


Dum ti dum ti dum…


So it this going to be a super-corny schmaltzy ode to objectivism?

It’s a budget movie? It looks like it’s been filmed on the cheapest, most cramped sound stages.

I assume that it ended up in my queue due to block-voting on imdb (I selected movies that had a combination of significant views and high votes).

This is Cyrano de Bergerac repeated not as a comedy, but as a turgid sentimental tragedy of a romantic movie.

It’s twaddle, but some scenes are so awkward that they’re almost great.

Love Letters. William Dieterle. 1945.

Popular movies in August 1945 according to IMDB:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
924 7.4 Pride of the Marines
1932 7.3 The Southerner
286 7.3 The True Glory
211 7.2 Divorce
1127 7.2 Love Letters
844 7.1 The Shanghai Cobra
2863 7.1 State Fair
1010 7.0 Lady on a Train
868 6.9 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
2272 6.6 Ziegfeld Follies

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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