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Letter of Introduction

1938

An aging actor (Adolphe Menjou), trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter (Andrea Leeds) shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.


Letter of Introduction is a 1938 American film directed by John M. Stahl. In 1966, the film entered the List of films in the public domain in the United States due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.<></>

Plot summary

An aging actor, John Mannering, is surprised when his estranged daughter, Kay Martin, shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He is persuaded to perform on Broadway for the first time in twelve years in a play with her. He is very nervous and turns to alcohol to overcome his problems. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.

Cast

  • Adolphe Menjou as John Mannering
  • Andrea Leeds as Katherine "Kay" Martin
  • George Murphy as Barry Paige
  • Edgar Bergen as Edgar Bergen
  • Rita Johnson as Honey
  • Ann Sheridan as Lydia Hoyt
  • Ernest Cossart as Andrews, the Butler
  • Frank Jenks as Joe, theatre prompter
  • Eve Arden as Cora Phelps
  • Charlie McCarthy as Himself - dummy
  • Mortimer Snerd as Himself - dummy

Soundtrack





Category:1938 films
Category:American films
Category:1930s comedy-drama films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Universal Pictures films

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John M. Stahl

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