The Scarlet Letter (1934 film)

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The Scarlet Letter
Scarlet Letter lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
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.
Edited by Charles Harris
Darmour Productions
Distributed by Capitol Film Exchanges
Release date
  • September 18, 1934 (1934-09-18)
Running time
69 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Scarlet Letter is a 1934 American film directed by Robert G. Vignola.

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

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

The film has been preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

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.




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