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Here, Bette Davis gives one of her best performances.
Many praises have gone deservedly to the cast and to the director, but certainly the cinematography and the sound contribute significantly to the success of the film.
This is an excellent adaptation of Somerset Maugham's play about the wife of a Malaysian plantation owner who kills her lover and claims it was self defense.
Bette Davis fearlessly plays a wife in love with a handsome younger Asian man she kills when he breaks off their affair. Summerset Maughan story centers on her criminal trial. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter C. Kopff
True noir,classic...perfect. Also, a reminder that the judicial system has not changed.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of Bette Davis' best character studies, The hidden affair, the false story to hide murder, the trial, and "the letter," which builds suspense, is told with great dialog... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tom S
What can I say but Bettie Davis! What an actress! What a story! Meryl who? Bettie Davis was the greatest in my opinion. Please watch this film.Published 6 months ago by Writer
I purchased this DVD due to the fact that my VHS was slowly deteriorating. This is my very favorite Bette Davis film. Read morePublished 8 months ago by LuLu