The Postman Didn't Ring (1942)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Stolen way back in 1880, a sack of United States mail is discovered in an old attic in 1942. The letters are finally delivered, profoundly affecting the lives of the recipients. The most affected is young farmer Dan Carter (Richard Travis), who falls heir to huge sum of money intended for his father. Romance also blossoms for Carter in the form of stamp collector Julie Martin (Brenda Joyce), who has likewise benefited from the rediscovered mail. An interesting premise inadequately worked out, The Postman Didn't Ring might possibly have been the main inspiration for the much later (and far better) made-for-TV movie The Letters(1973).

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bad-guy, bank, clerk, court [law], fortune [wealth], good-guy, love, romance