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The Scarecrow (1972)

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.

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writer:

Percy MacKaye (play)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Foch ... Goody Rickby
Norman Lloyd ... Dickon
Blythe Danner ... Rachel Merton
Pete Duel ... Richard Talbot
Will Geer ... Justice Gilead Merton
Gene Wilder ... Lord Ravensbane
Joan Tompkins Joan Tompkins ... Mistress Cynthia Merton
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Micah (as Elisha Cook)
Peter Kastner Peter Kastner ... Captain Bugby
Robert Karnes ... Minister Dodge
Ann Doran ... Mistress Dodge
Vaughn Taylor ... Reverend Rand
John Myhers John Myhers ... Reverend Todd
Tom Helmore ... Sir Charles Reddington
Lizabeth Deen Lizabeth Deen ... Mistress Reddington
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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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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Television Theater: The Scarecrow See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Last filmed project of actor Pete Duel. See more »

Quotes

Richard Talbot: [referring to Lord Ravensbane] Nothing less than damnable illusion could so instantly wean your heart from me to this.
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Connections

Version of Feathertop (1961) See more »

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Quirky little show
24 February 2004 | by hermitmeSee all my reviews

I finally found a dvd on this movie on Amazon.com. Of course I had to buy it since I've been looking for it for years. I had forgotten how good it really is. The acting is excellent, the show itself is a bit quirky, but totally enjoyable. I had forgotten Pete Duel was in this. I'd recommend it to anyone.


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