The Postman Didn't Ring

The Postman Didn't Ring is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Harold D. Schuster and written by Mortimer Braus. The film stars Richard Travis, Brenda Joyce, Spencer Charters, Stanley Andrews, William Bakewell and Emma Dunn.[1][2][3] The film was released on July 3, 1942, by 20th Century Fox.

The Postman Didn't Ring
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHarold D. Schuster
Produced byRalph Dietrich
Screenplay byMortimer Braus
Story byMortimer Braus
Leon Ware
StarringRichard Travis
Brenda Joyce
Spencer Charters
Stanley Andrews
William Bakewell
Emma Dunn
Music byLeigh Harline
David Raksin
CinematographyJoseph MacDonald
Edited byNick DeMaggio
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • July 3, 1942 (1942-07-03)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States


An old mail bag is discovered whilst cleaning out an attic containing letters postmarked 1889. Postal Inspector Brennon (Stanley Andrews) vows that he will hand-deliver the letters to the addressees or their descendants, and his decision has profound effects on a number of lives.



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