The Letters

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The Letters
Airdate March 6, 1973
Written by "The Andersons segment"
James G. Hirsch
"The Parkingtons segment"
teleplay by
Ellis Marcus and
Hal Sitowitz
story by
Ellis Marcus
"The Forresters segment"
James G. Hirsch
Directed by "The Andersons segment"
Gene Nelson
"The Parkingtons segment"
Gene Nelson
"The Forresters segment"
Paul Krasny
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Network ABC
Style 90-minute drama
Company ABC Circle Films,
Spelling-Goldberg Productions,

Origin USA

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The Letters is a TV movie about people whose lives change because of a year-long delay in the delivery of some letters. It aired as part of the ABC Movie of the Week.

Starring in Alphabetical Order: John Forsythe (Paul Anderson), Pamela Franklin (Karen Forrester), Ida Lupino (Mrs. Forrester), Dina Merrill (Penelope Parkington), Ben Murphy (Joe Randolph), Leslie Nielsen (Derek Childs), Jane Powell (Elaine Anderson), Barbara Stanwyck (Geraldine Parkington), Lesley Warren (Laura Reynolds)

and Harry Jones (The Mailman)

Featured Players:

The Andersons: Trish Mahoney (Stewardess), Gary Dubin (Paul, Jr.), Mia Bendixsen (Lisa)

The Parkingtons: Gil Stuart (Michael) Orville Sherman (Minister)

The Forresters: Shelley Novack (Sonny), Frederick Herrick (Billy), Ann Noland (Sally), Brick Huston (Officer), Charles Picerni (1st Man)


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