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The Scarlet Letter is a 1913 silent film that was based on the novel of the same title; which was written in 1850. It was directed by David Miles and starred Linda Arvidson, Murdock MacQuarrie and Charles Perley.
Background Information 
This film was a remake of a 1908 and a 1911 film, this film would also be remade in 1917; which is the oldest film version of the novel to exist in a complete copy. The most known of all silent versions is the The Scarlett Letter (1926 film) from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Lillian Gish; at the time when she was under contract to them. This film is notable for being filmed in Kinemacolor; a early color film process of the time, but only one reel of this film survives making it unknown how long in length it actually could have been. Had the film been beyond 40 minutes in length it would have been a early color feature film.
External links 
The Scarlet Letter at the Internet Movie Database