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Salem Witch Trials (2002)

A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch-trials.

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Rev. Samuel Parris
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Tituba Indian
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Lizzy Porter
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Annie Putnam
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Elizabeth Parris
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William Stroughton
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A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch-trials.

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The charges were false. The terror was real.

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(2 episodes) | (DVD)

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In reality, Governor Phips was only 41 at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. The film depicts him as obviously much older. See more »

Quotes

Midwife 1: [gasping] A witch's teat! The Devil suckles there!
Midwife 2: That's not a teat. It more resembles a mole.
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Version of Salem Witch Trials (1992) See more »

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OK.. Shirley Maclaine is a great actress...this movie confirms that.
24 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

First.... I can't believe this is a made for TV movie... seems too well acted, too many great actors, and set design/period too well done, for a "made for TV stamp" to be on this movie.

I never thought much about Shirley MacLaine.... just as a has-been sex symbol, and fluff actress (like early Natalie Wood). But when I saw this movie....WOW... she sheds all vanity and modesty, and delivers a powerful performance worthy of an (other??) Oscar. Piousness, Humbleness, sympathetic...all the qualities I thought this actress was not (didn't she do a Las Vegas show recently??)... she played all this, so movingly.

Peter Ustinov was at his best, too, playing a villain, yet showing his character as more complex, who feels sorrow at what he does, but still metes out his brand of misplaced judgment.

As high a drama as this was, I noted much of the movie as historically accurate enough, making this a great movie. On par with "Judgment at Nuremburg" (another star-clogged movie, that ended up being a great success).


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