The Scarlet Letter (1927)

Drama | 8 January 1927

Director:

Victor Seastrom

Writer:

Frances Marion

Cinematographer:

Hendrik Sartov

Editor:

Hugh Wynn

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

For information on other film adaptations of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, please consult the entry above for the 1917 Fox production, directed by Carl Harbaugh and starring Mary G. Martin and Stuart Holmes. ...

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For information on other film adaptations of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, please consult the entry above for the 1917 Fox production, directed by Carl Harbaugh and starring Mary G. Martin and Stuart Holmes.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Film Daily
15 Aug 1926
p. 5
MPW
28 May 1927
p. 288
New York Times
10 Aug 1926
p. 19
Photoplay
Oct 1926
p. 53
Variety
11 Aug 1926
p. 11
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (New York, 1850).
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Release Date:
8 January 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 9 Aug 1926
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Copyright Info
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
21 December 1926
LP23517
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,229
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Hester, a New England maid of Puritan background, to please her father, marries Roger Prynne, whom she does not love. During her husband's long absence she walks the woodland lanes with her pastor, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and they soon fall in love. When a child is born to her, she is condemned to wear upon her breast the brand of Adulteress and refuses to divulge the name of the child's father. With patient resignation she faces the jeers and insults of the stern Puritan population and fights to retain her child. Hester is punished in the pillory, and when she is led to the public scaffold, Dimmesdale, who has long been eager yet fearful to share in her public shame, confesses and dies of his anguish in her ...

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Hester, a New England maid of Puritan background, to please her father, marries Roger Prynne, whom she does not love. During her husband's long absence she walks the woodland lanes with her pastor, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and they soon fall in love. When a child is born to her, she is condemned to wear upon her breast the brand of Adulteress and refuses to divulge the name of the child's father. With patient resignation she faces the jeers and insults of the stern Puritan population and fights to retain her child. Hester is punished in the pillory, and when she is led to the public scaffold, Dimmesdale, who has long been eager yet fearful to share in her public shame, confesses and dies of his anguish in her arms.

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