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Letter from an Unknown Woman (13-Sep-1948)

Director: Max Ophüls

Writer: Howard Koch

From novel: Brief einer Unbekannten by Stefan Zweig

Musical Score: Daniele Amfitheatrof

Producer: John Houseman

Keywords: Romantic Drama

Rakish Viennese concert pianist Stefan Brand receives a letter confessing the unrequited love for him by Lisa Berndle, who as a teenager grew obsessed with him. Unknown to him, he is father of their child, fruit of their first meeting. At their second meeting, he did not remember her from their first! Merely taking the time to read this letter will have a tremendous effect on Brand's life. Romantic, haunting tale is perhaps Max Ophüls' best film; entered 1992 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joan Fontaine
22-Oct-1917 15-Dec-2013 Suspicion
Howard Freeman
9-Dec-1899 11-Dec-1967 Theatre and character actor
Louis Jourdan
19-Jun-1919 14-Feb-2015 Kamal in Octopussy
Erskine Sanford
19-Nov-1885 7-Jul-1969 Citizen Kane


Joan Fontaine   ...   Lisa Berndle
Louis Jourdan   ...   Stefan Brand
Mady Christians   ...   Frau Berndl
Marcel Journet   ...   Johann Stauffer
Art Smith   ...   John
Carol Yorke   ...   Marie
Howard Freeman   ...   Herr Kastner
John Good   ...   Lt. Leopold von Kaltnegger
Leo B. Pessin   ...   Stefan, Jr.
Erskine Sanford   ...   Porter
Otto Waldis   ...   Concierge
Sonja Bryden   ...   Frau Spitzer


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