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The Scarlet Letter (1934)

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In the seventeenth century, in Massachusetts, a young woman is forced to wear a scarlet "A" on her dress for bearing a child out of wedlock.

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Henry B. Walthall ...
Cora Sue Collins ...
Pearl
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Bartholomew Hockings
Virginia Howell ...
Abigail Crakstone
William Kent ...
Sampson Goodfellow (as William T. Kent)
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Al O. Henderson ...
Master Wilson (as Al C. Henderson)
Jules Cowles ...
Beadle
Mickey Rentschler ...
Digerie Crakstone
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
Humility Crakstone
Flora Finch ...
Faith Bartle, the Gossip
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At the end of the 17th century a impetuous woman of noble birth but poor arrives in Boston when it was just a village rather than a city. As she is married to an old doctor she tries to change her life. Written by Volker Boehm

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale of sin & redemption!

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Drama | History | Romance

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18 September 1934 (USA)  »

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Henry B. Walthall played Chillingworth in both this and the 1926 silent version. See more »

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RESPONSE TO "ODDLY FAITHFUL RELIC"
26 September 2004 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This version of "The Scarlet Letter" is a close rendition of the novel despite the fact that it is (enjoyably) low-budget. Those Conquistadors "loitering in the background" weren't exactly loitering. As in the novel, they were Spanish sailors and one of them was the captain of a Spanish vessel that Hester and Co. were planning to sail back to the old world on. By the way, another reviewer remarked on how the Lillian Gish version of this film differs from it by having introductory scenes of Hester and Roger's courtship. That's right it does and Gish is better as Hester Prynne. But Chapter One of the novel begins with Hester and her newborn infant, Pearle, being released from their prison cell for public humiliation in the town Square as does this(1934) version. The Gish version is excellent while I'll say that this skid row version is extremely good and entertaining on its own merits.


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