The Scarlet Letter (1934 film)

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The Scarlet Letter
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Directed by Robert G. Vignola
Produced by Larry Darmour (producer)
Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne (novel The Scarlet Letter)
Leonard Fields (writer)
David Silverstein (writer)
Starring Colleen Moore
Cinematography James S. Brown Jr.
Editing by Charles Harris
Studio Darmour Productions
Distributed by Capitol Film Exchanges
Release dates 18 September 1934
Running time 69 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Scarlet Letter (1934) is an American film directed by Robert G. Vignola.

It was shot in Salem's Pioneer Village and Sherman Oaks, California. This was the only film Colleen Moore ever said she made for the money. She was preparing to take her dollhouse on tour for charity, and saw the film as an opportunity to make a last film with friends.

Henry B. Walthall played Roger Chillingworth in both this and the 1926 silent version.

Plot summary[edit]

Hester Prynne has a child out of wedlock and refuses to name the father (who is a respected citizen). For this, she is sentenced to wear a red letter "A" (for adultery). Her husband is long missing and presumed dead. When the husband returns and finds his wife with another man's child, he sets out to torture them. At last, the father reveals himself, with a letter "A" carved in his chest.

Differences from novel[edit]

In the film, the character Bartholomew Hockings, played by Alan Hale, Sr., is not in the original novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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