The Love Letter is a Film programme that first aired in 1998.

The Love Letter is a 4 star programme

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The Love Letter (1998)

Directed by
Dan Curtis

This superb romantic comedy starts in a small New England town and follows the story of a long lost love letter that has recently been discovered there.

The letter is beautifully written, but no-one knows who it is too, or who it is from which sparks curiosity, intrigue and makes the small townspeople look at each other in a different light.

One such group of people start with Helen (Kate Capshaw). Helen is an emotional celibate, she runs miles and miles a day to burn off her excess energy which most people expel in the day-to-day emotional crisis' that arise.

When she discovers this beautifully poetic letter whilst going through the mail at her shop nestled between the cushions of her settee cushions - seeing as it is on her property and it is unsigned, she assumes the letter is for her.

This realisation melts the walls she has erected to protect her against emaotion and so starts an affair with a recently graduated employee called Johnny (Tom Everett Scott). He soon sees the letter and assumes it is from her to him and quotes some of the passsages - which inturn makes Helen think he wrote it for her!

Meanwhile, in the background, are Helen's long-term best friend, George, who loves her unconditionally, and has done so for years. Also her mother who abruptly left on a long trip months' before this discovery.

Now, discovering who actually wrote the letter brings insight and promise to all!

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

4/5 Stars

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

Made for TV


Campbell Scott...Scotty Corrigan
Image for Jennifer Jason-LeighJennifer Jason-Leigh...Elizabeth Whitcomb
David Dukes...Everett Reagle
Estelle Parsons...Beatrice Corrigan
Daphne Ashbrook...Debra Zabriskie
Myra Carter...Clarice Whitcomb
Gerrit Graham...Warren Whitcomb
Irma P. Hall...Mae Mullen
Richard Woods...Jacob Campbell
Kali Rocha...Flossy Whitcomb
Laurie Kennedy...Lavinia Whitcomb
Edgar Smith...Potts the Postman
Cara Stoner...Maggie
George Gaffney...Mike
Tom Riis Farrell...Lester