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Roger Prynne is a fictional character in the 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the story, he is the estranged husband of Hester Prynne, who reappears under the assumed name Roger Chillingworth and proceeds to plot against Hester and Arthur Dimmesdale. His character becomes an embodiment of evil as he torments Reverend Dimmesdale.
Chillingworth was portrayed by Henry B. Walthall in Victor Seastrom's 1926 film adaptation, starring Lillian Gish. He repeated the role opposite Colleen Moore in the 1934 adaptation.