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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
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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. Its earliest documented telecasts took place in Seattle Friday 22 May 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), in Omaha 11 September 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in Milwaukee 25 October 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Johnstown 20 November 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), in Asheville 25 November 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Toledo 26 November 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11) and in Minneapolis 20 December 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11). It was released on DVD 23 November 2009 as one of the six titles in Universal's Claudette Colbert Collection. See more »
Speaking of Satan, I also you bid ye beware the frivolity and foolishness of women that bedeck themselves with ribbons, curls and lace bonnets, thus causing the minds of men to, to wander. I tell you that a female that will fritter away her time, trimming and tricking herself out in such a fashion, should be looked upon as the mere gizzard of a trifle . The mere epitome of nothing and a very apt prey for the Devil.
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Classic Witch-Hunt Flick Delivers the Goods 30's-style
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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