We can now move on from the exceptional work that is Letter from an Unknown Woman, to a film that I have chosen as representative of a rich area of Hollywood melodrama, one which is not canonical and has had relatively little critical attention.2 I offer it as a case of how letters and literacy can be sufficiently present and important in the workings of a film as to provide a framework for understanding it, without being signalled in such a way as to become the pre-eminent subject of the narrative. I will analyse how these activities, both in their presence and sometimes as crucially in their absence, enable this film to address issues of power, identity, expressiveness, frustration and love.
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