Love Letters

Synopsis: An ambitious U.S. Senator reflects back on his life after the death of a woman whom he loved and kept in contact with only through correspondence. The movie is told in flashbacks as the two first meet as children and begin their lifelong correspondence. He grows into his political aspirations and leaves her behind, as she becomes a struggling artist. While he is successful, she has a rocky life.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Stanley Donen
Production: Marstar Productions
100 min


-I'll take those off your hands, senator.

-I'll keep them. Thanks, Kitty.

-How did things go, senator?


No. Not fine. I got through it.

-Charlie, look up something for me.


Find out who said, "Every funeral

we go to is really our own."

-The office, senator?

-I think I'll go home.

You've got the chamber of commerce

at 5 and a finance meeting at 5:30.


Cover for me, will you, guys?

Say that I'm....



-Working on the education bill?

-No, no, no.

Mourning the death of an old friend?

Yes. Say that.

-They won't buy it.

-That's because it's the truth.

-You sure you're all right?

-He's not--

Leave him alone, Charlie.

-Hey, Jake.

-Your missus isn't home yet, senator.

I'll be in my study, Ella. Thanks.

Get down! Jake! Jake! Stop.

Give us a break. Come on.

You'd think he'd lost

an election, huh?

"Andy writes again."

"Dear Melissa."

"Dear Melissa."



Dear Andy.


Who else?


I saved everything

you ever wrote to me.

I did the same with yours.

I bet you never knew

I was such a pack rat.

Good Lord. Is that all me?

Not bad for a girl

who hated writing letters.

Getting it together, eh?

Good man.

What's that?

A Dead Sea Scroll.

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts

with pleasure the kind invitation...

...of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Channing

Gardner for a birthday party... honor of their daughter Melissa,

on the occasion of her 7th birthday.

Dear Andy, thank you

for the birthday present.

I have lots of Oz books,

but not The Lost Princess of Oz.

What made you give me that one?



I'm answering your letter

about the book.

When you came into second grade

with that nurse... looked like a lost princess.

Remember that?

I do.

I do.

Everyone stand.

I pledge allegiance to the flag

of the United States....

Ready or not... I come.

-And to the republic...

-...for which it stands....


Over there, Melissa.

One nation, indivisible,

with liberty and justice for all.

This is called the salutation.

Now, let's all put our pencils

to our papers.




Dear madam, will you help me get

the milk and cookies during recess?

Dear sir, I will...

...if you won't ask me

to marry you again.

Andy Ladd...

...whom have you chosen

to help you with refreshments?

-Melissa Gardner.

-Melissa Gardner.


-Who washes your shirts?

-My mother.

-Who washes your shirts?

-My mother.

My mother doesn't have time

to do laundry.

She goes to too many

cocktail parties.

Is my shirt dirty?

No, but it has too much starch

in the collar.

Well, at least

will you be my valentine?

I will, unless I have to kiss you.

I should have anyway,

then and there.

"Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."

Dear Andy, merry Christmas.

I made this card myself.

It's not Santa Claus.

It's a kangaroo jumping over

a glass of orange juice.

I hope you like it.

I like you.


Dear Melissa:

My father says

I have to apologize in writing...

...for when I went swimming

in your pool.

I apologize for sneaking

into the bathhouse...

...while you were changing.

tell your stuck-up nanny, Miss

Hawthorne, I apologize to her too.

Here's a picture of you and me

without our bathing suits on.

Guess which one is you.

Don't show this to anyone.

I love you.

Here's a picture of Miss Hawthorne

without her bathing suit on.

You can't draw very well, can you?

Thanks for sending me

the cactus plant in the donkey.

Got lots of presents in the hospital.

I've gotta write thank-you notes

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