The 13th Letter
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A remake of the French Le Corbeau ("The Raven"), The Thirteenth Letter is a film noir in a curious setting -- a rural village deep in Quebec, seemingly sleepy and typical. Dr. Laurent (Charles Boyer) returns from a medical convention in Montreal, anxious to see his much younger wife, Cora (Constance Smith). Cora is attracted to Dr. Pearson (Michael Rennie), a young doctor who moved into the town soon after his unfaithful wife killed herself. Soon Pearson, Laurent and Cora all receive letters -- signed "the Raven" -- hinting at an affair between Pearson and Cora. Soon more… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of [Preminger's] best efforts of the period."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"'More than simply an Americanized [version of a] foreign film'"
‑ Derek Smith, Cinematic Reflections
"Well-made and with an offbeat location site, film is an interesting account of the effects of poison pen letters on a small Quebec village."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The movie is redolent with atmosphere."
‑ , Film4
"While not nearly as good as the original, Henri-George Clouzot's Le Corbeau, Preminger's film does have some power and a great deal of suspense."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Though not a complete failure, Preminger's American version still managed to take most of the starch out of this bitter French chiller."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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