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Maid of Salem (1937)

Passed  -  Drama  -  12 February 1937 (USA)
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Young lovers fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its ... See full summary »

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Barbara Clarke
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Roger Coverman of Virginia
Harvey Stephens ...
Dr. John Harding
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Martha - His Wife
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Ellen Clarke - Barbara's Aunt
Benny Bartlett ...
Timothy - Her Son (as Bennie Bartlett)
Edward Ellis ...
Elder Goode
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Abigail - His Wife
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Ann - Their Daughter
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Nabby - Their Daughter
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Ezra Cheeves
E.E. Clive ...
Bilge
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Jeremiah
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Mr. Morse
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ...
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Young lovers fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its advantage, getting even with everyone for every slight--real or imagined. Written by Ed Lorusso <elorusso@techreps.com>

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salem | trial | witchcraft | 1600s

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12 February 1937 (USA)  »

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Im Kreuzverhör  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Fred MacMurray (1961) See more »

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Classic Witch-Hunt Flick Delivers the Goods 30's-style
6 April 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Solid 30's costume melodrama, certainly an artistic equal to director Frank Lloyd's more famous "Mutiny on the Bounty". Excellent acting from Colbert and, surprisingly, MacMurray (but then he's great in "Double Indemnity" too). Sterling Holloway is wonderful as the spurned suitor, and Madame Sul-Te-Wan is great as the VooDoo Woman. An excellent introduction to the Witch-Hunting syndrome that is suitable to show to young children. Witch-Hunting still occurs today in politics, religion, workplace, school and sometimes even in the family, and this film could be a tool for inciting discussion.


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