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The Scarlet Letter (1934)

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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Hester Prynne
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Arthur Dimmesdale
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Roger Chillingworth
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Pearl
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Bartholomew Hockings
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Abigail Crakstone
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Sampson Goodfellow (as William T. Kent)
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Gov. Bellingham
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Master Wilson (as Al C. Henderson)
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Beadle
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Digerie Crakstone
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Humility Crakstone
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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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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Monday 10 January 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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Favorite movie based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel

You know, it really baffles me when people review a movie because they had read the original book and say it doesn't live up to the book. This is a movie review and NOT a book to movie comparison review. I think some people would want to know about this movie's existence and not how well it was scripted from the book. Of course, I really enjoyed this movie based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel after watching it on YouTube through my smart TV. But since I had never seen the 1926 and the 1995 version, this film from 1934 is the only version of the novel I now love. And also I think Disney fans would love to see this film, because Hardie Albright (Arthur Dimmsdale) was Bambi's adolescent voice.

I thought Pearl (in this film) was a cute kid, and it was sad the other kids won't play with her because they are "mini-versions" of their parents, including one punk-a** kid who takes after his battle-axe mom. As for the comedy between two original characters that everyone bashes about, I found it to be a "breath of fresh air" to a somber (yet beautifully told) story. Overall I really love this film; that is my last words.


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