Winterset (film)

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Directed by Alfred Santell
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Anthony Veiller
Starring Burgess Meredith
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited by William Hamilton
Distributed by RKO
Release date
  • November 20, 1936 (1936-11-20)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $407,000[2]
Box office $682,000[2]

Winterset is a 1936 American crime film directed by Alfred Santell, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.

The film greatly changes the ending of the play, in which the lovers Mio and Miriamne are shot to death by gangsters. In the film, the two are cornered, but Mio deliberately causes a commotion by loudly playing a nearby abandoned hurdy-gurdy and deliberately causing himself and Miriamne to be arrested, thus placing them out of reach from the gangsters.



The film made a loss of $2,000.[2]


The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Best Art Direction by Perry Ferguson and the other for Original Score by Nathaniel Shilkret.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Winterset: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p56
  3. ^ "The 9th Academy Awards (1937) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "NY Times: Winterset". NY Times. Retrieved December 8, 2008. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Winterset at Wikimedia Commons