Puritan Passions

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Puritan Passions
Directed by Frank Tuttle
Written by Frank Tuttle
Starring Maude Hill
Glenn Hunter
Osgood Perkins
Thomas Chalmers
Mary Astor
Cinematography Fred Waller
Distributed by W. W. Hodkinson
Release dates
  • September 9, 1923 (1923-09-09)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent

Puritan Passions is a 1923 silent film directed by Frank Tuttle, based on Percy MacKaye's 1908 play The Scarecrow, which was itself based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Feathertop". The film stars Glenn Hunter, Mary Astor, and stage actor Osgood Perkins. It follows the play faithfully, except that Osgood Perkins' character is called Dickon in the play and Dr. Nicholas in the movie, and Justice Gilead Merton is renamed Justice Gilead Wingate in the film. It is the only theatrical film version – so far – of Percy MacKaye's play, though there were previously two silent film versions of Hawthorne's original story.[1]

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