Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Letter from an Unknown Woman

Max Ophüls, 1948

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Letter from an unknown woman
Stefan Zweig, 1922

Letter from an Unknown Woman is a movie directed by Max Ophüls in 1948 and based on the book of the same name by Stefan Zweig, first published in 1922. The movie features Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet, Art Smith, Carol Yorke, and others.

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RATING

8

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Movie Poster: Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948)

8.2

/ 10

Book Cover: Letter from an unknown woman (Stefan Zweig, 1922)

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Storyline

In early twentieth century Vienna, Lisa, a teenager living in an apartment building, becomes fascinated by a new tenant, concert pianist Stefan Brand. One day, Lisa’s mother announces her marriage to a wealthy and respectable gentleman, who lives in Linz, and tells Lisa that they will all move there.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Letter from an Unknown Woman, the 1948 movie by Max Ophüls

Year

1948

Minutes

87

Movie Rate

8.00

Source: IMDb

Movie

Letter from an Unknown Woman

Country: USA

Year: 1948

Length: 1h27m

Cover of Letter from an unknown woman, the 1922 book by Stefan Zweig

Year

1922

Pages

111

Book Rate

8.26

S: Goodreads

Book

Letter from an unknown woman

Original title: Brief einer Unbekannten

Country: Austria

First published in: 1922

Length: 111 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Only Yesterday (1933)
Movie by John M. Stahl

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Poster of Letter from an Unknown Woman, the 1948 movie by Max Ophüls

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Cover of Letter from an unknown woman, the 1922 book by Stefan Zweig

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Poster of Letter from an Unknown Woman, the 1948 movie by Max Ophüls

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Cover of Letter from an unknown woman, the 1922 book by Stefan Zweig

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