The Scarlet Letter (1911 film)
|The Scarlet Letter|
|Directed by||Joseph W. Smiley
George Loane Tucker
|Produced by||IMP Studios|
|Written by||Herbert Brenon|
William Robert Daly
|Distributed by||Motion Picture Distributors and Sales Company|
|Release dates||April 27, 1911|
|Running time||Approx. 15 min. (1 reel)|
Directed by Joseph W. Smiley and George Loane Tucker and produced by Carl Laemmle's IMP Studios, the screenplay was adapted by Herbert Brenon based on the historical novel of the same title by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
This second silent version of The Scarlet Letter was IMP's first "IMP Film De Luxe." While only 1000 feet (300 m) in length, it was at that time considered a feature film. It was a critical success and showcased IMP star King Baggot as a serious actor.
Set in 17th century Massachusetts, it is the classic story of a young woman, Hester Prynne (played by Lucille Young), who is forced by her Puritan community to wear a scarlet "A" (for adultery) because she had a daughter by another man while her husband was away.
- King Baggot as Reverend Dimmesdale
- Lucille Young as Hester Prynne
- William Robert Daly as Roger
- Anita Hendrie as (undetermined role)
- Robert Z. Leonard as (undetermined role)
- J. Farrell MacDonald as (undetermined role)
- The Scarlet Letter at the Internet Movie Database
- The Scarlet Letter at the Complete Index to World Film Database