Time for me to quick post my Inkling Explorations selection before March is over! This month's topic is "A scene involving a letter, package, or post office in film." You can read more about the series on Heidi Peterson's writing blog, Sharing the Journey.
I'm going to share part of the wonderful Christmastime comedy We're No Angels (1955), which I have reviewed here.
While they're watching, the daughter, Isabelle (Gloria Talbott) accepts a letter for her father and opens it.
She reads part of it, then faints.
The three men scurry down from the roof to assist her and her mother, Amelie (Joan Bennett).
They then give the letter to the girl's parents, telling her, "It's there, on the second page, the deadly paragraph." The letter contains the news that the owner of the store and his nephew were coming to see for themselves why the business is failing. Poor Isabelle has convinced herself she's in love with said nephew, and the letter also contains the news of his engagement to someone else, hence all the fainting.
If you've never seen We're No Angels, I urge you to find it and watch it -- you can buy it on DVD quite inexpensively right now, and it is delightful.