The Scarlet Letter Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for The Scarlet Letter the Movie

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Faithful yet passionate TV adaptation of Hawthorne's classic novel of 17th-century New England. Hester Prynne (Foster) is condemned by her Puritan fellows for having a child out of wedlock and is forced to wear a scarlet letter A for adultery. Secretly sharing Hester's torment is the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale (Heard), the baby's father, and Hester's vengeful back-from-the-dead husband, Roger Chillingsworth (Conway).


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Available on VHS
Running time 240 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adultery, Period Piece: 17th Century, Books to Film: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Religion, Sex & Sexuality, Clergymen
Allan Knee, Alvin Sapinsley
Meg Foster, John Heard, Kevin Conway, Josef Sommer
Rick Hauser
John Morris
WGBH Boston

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