Letter from an Unknown Woman 12/12/17

Olive Signature Collection

This devastating romantic melodrama is Max Ophüls’ best American picture — perhaps because it seems so European? It’s probably Joan Fontaine’s finest hour as well, and Louis Jourdan comes across as a great actor in a part perfect for his screen personality. The theme could be called ‘No regrets,’ but also, ‘Everything is to be regretted.’ Produced by John Houseman with Mady Christians and Art Smith; the extras are excellent. On Blu-ray from Olive Signature.