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The Scarecrow (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Romance  -  10 January 1972 (USA)
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Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.

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Captain Bugby
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Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.

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Lord Ravensbane: [Richard Talbot is jealous of Ravensbane's attention to Rachel] Betrothed! Is it pleasant?
Rachel: [to Richard] Are you satisfied?
Richard Talbot: More than satisfied!
[he leaves angrily]
Lord Ravensbane: Ah, betrothed is *not* pleasant!
Rachel: Not always.
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A Superior Theater Showcase!
13 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Only Nathaniel Hawthorne could have written something like this quirky drama. Legendary actress Nina Foch plays a witch and Norman Lloyd plays a devil-type character in New England in the 1600s. Gene Wilder comes to alive as a scarecrow who comes to life and falls in love with the lovely, younger Blythe Danner. Her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow has an amazing resemblance but I prefer Blythe as one of my favorite actresses who never got the fame that her daughter now enjoys. Blythe Danner plays the lovely Rachel, a young girl who buys a mirror from the witch. Again, the story is well-done and told with a first rate cast of characters and a cast who could play them to their audience. They don't show televised stage dramas anymore on television which is a terrible shame because we need them more than ever.


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