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The Scarlet Letter [1934]

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Director:Robert G. Vignola
Writer:David Silverstein
Leonard Fields
Composer:Abe Meyer
Length:70 minutes
(1 hour 10 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:4.8/10
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Synopsis: Hester Prynne's adultery is exposed when she gives birth to a girl after more than a year of living without her husband. As her punishment, she is forced to wear the titular crimsin letter.


Reaction: There are a few attempts at humor to lighten the atmosphere, some working better than others. On the whole, however, this story is told well enough to not really need them.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Robert G. Vignola => Director
David Silverstein => Writer
Leonard Fields => Writer
Abe Meyer => Composer
Nathaniel Hawthorne => Novel
Al O. Henderson => Master Wilson
Alan Hale => Bartholomew Hockings
Betty Blythe => Innkeeper
Colleen Moore => Hester Prynne
Cora Sue Collins => Pearl
Dorothea Wolbert => Mistress Allerton
Flora Finch => Faith Bartle, the Gossip
Hardie Albright => Arthur Dimmesdale
Henry B. Walthall => Roger Chillingworth
Iron Eyes Cody => Indian
Jules Cowles => Beadle
Mickey Rentschler => Digerie Crakstone
Shirley Jean Rickert => Humility Crakstone
Tommy Bupp => Marching boy
Virginia Howell => Abigail Crakstone
William Farnum => Gov. Bellingham
William Kent => Sampson Goodfellow (as William T. Kent)