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The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, History | 27 November 1996 (USA)
A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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A small group of teen girls in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts caught in an innocent conjuring of love potions to catch young men are forced to tell lies that Satan had invaded them and forced them to participate in the rites and are then forced to name those involved. Thrown into the mix are greedy preachers and other major landowners trying to steal others' land and one young woman infatuated with a married man and determined to get rid of his innocent wife. Arthur Miller wrote the events and the subsequent trials where those who demanded their innocence were executed, those who would not name names were incarcerated and tortured, and those who admitted their guilt were immediately freed as a parable of the Congressional Communist witch hunts led by Senator Joe McCarthy in 1950's America. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Arthur Miller's timeless tale of truth on trial.

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Drama | History

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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of the Salem witch trials | See all certifications »

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27 November 1996 (USA)  »

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As Bruxas de Salém  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$62,995 (USA) (29 November 1996)

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$7,340,103 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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Emma Thompson was originally slated to play the part later taken by Joan Allen. See more »

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As John Proctor holds his confession note, the condition of the paper changes between shots from being almost completely crumpled within his hand to mostly exposed and barely wrinkled to mostly exposed but extremely wrinkled. See more »

Quotes

John Proctor: Go to bed, Mary.
Mary Warren: I'll not be ordered to bed anymore, Mr. Proctor. I am 18 now and a woman... however single.
John Proctor: If you wish to sit up, then sit up.
Mary Warren: I wish to go to bed.
John Proctor: Good night, then.
Mary Warren: Good night.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.113 (2010) See more »

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The Yanvalou Chant
Provided by Shakmah Winddrum
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What is truth?
4 March 1999 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

Thanks to the director who let Arthur Miller do the screenplay- so the movie is a honest rendition of the great play. Daniel Day Lewis is very good- and the movie is true to the original. Winona Rider also does well- but Joan Allen is excellent. This is a true classic of American Theater and since we can't always get to a live performance the movie is a good substitute... recommend every student of am. lit see it and anyone who wants to delve into the deceit of the human spirit... nothing is new people are still jealous and still vindictive and Miller writes of these two traits so well. The whole cast does a credible job


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