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The Postman Didn't Ring

The Postman Didn't Ring(1942)

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Brief Synopsis

A government mail sack, missing for fifty years, is now being delivered. Stamp collector Julie Martin (Brenda Joyce) follows postal inspector Brennon (Stanley Andrews) on his delivery tour, hoping to find some rare stamps for her philatelist customers. One letter brings love and warmth to a lonely spinster from a sweetheart lost in a war, another a welcome bravery citation to Civil War veteran Slade (Will Wright) and a third is to the parents of the now-state governor from his high school principal requesting he be disciplined for throwing spitballs in class. Dan Carter (Richard Travis), the owner of the village supply store who extends local farmers unlimited credit and, as a result, is on the verge of foreclosure by the ruthless Harwood banking family, get a letter sent by his grandfather to his father containing 500 shares of stock in the Harwood bank. The Harwood family fights back by charging Dan with fraud, but Judge Colt (Spencer Charters) and Dan's Aunt Martha (Emma Dunn) aid him.

Cast & Crew

Richard Travis Daniel Carter
Brenda Joyce Julie Martin
Spencer Charters Judge Ben Colt
Stanley Andrews Postal Inspector Brennon
William Bakewell Robert Harwood, Jr.
Emma Dunn Martha Carter
Joseph Cawthorne Silas Harwood
Oscar O'Shea Judge Barrington
Erville Alderson Robert Harwood, Sr.
Jeff Corey Harwood Green
Frank M. Thomas Prosecutor
Will Wright Mr. Slade

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  UCLA
4 reels of 4; nitrate; M15083; F46-L1-2
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  68-69 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,131    
Duration(reels):  7    

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  • The Postman Didn't Ring

    Diane Blake 2008-01-02

    I saw this movie as a child on television. I loved the story. I would love my own children to see it. I am hoping that it will be made available to... MORE>