The 13th Letter
The 13th Letter (1951)

This film is set in a small, isolated Canadian village. The community's new doctor is the recipient of several poison pen letters accusing him of a clandestine affair with the wife of the town's established medico. After a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 19, 1951
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

One of [Preminger's] best efforts of the period.

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Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

'More than simply an Americanized [version of a] foreign film'

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Variety Staff

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.

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The movie is redolent with atmosphere.

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TV Guide

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though not a complete failure, Preminger's American version still managed to take most of the starch out of this bitter French chiller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Interesting if a bit reserved Canadian set drama. Linda Darnell gives a very fine performance as a woman with a secret.