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Maid of Salem(1937)

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Brief Synopsis

Young lovers (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its advantage, getting even with everyone for every slight--real or imagined.

Cast & Crew

Frank Lloyd Director
Claudette Colbert Barbara Clarke
Fred MacMurray Roger Coverman, of Virginia
Harvey Stephens Dr. John Harding
Gale Sondergaard Martha, his wife
Louise Dresser Ellen Clarke, Barbara's aunt
Bennie Bartlett Timothy, her son
Edward Ellis Elder [Nathaniel] Goode
Beulah Bondi Abigail, his wife
Bonita Granville Virginia, their daughter
Virginia Weidler Nabby, their daughter
Donald Meek Ezra Cheeves
E. E. Clive [Thomas Ezekiel] Bilge
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1937 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  85-86 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  9    

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  • Witch hunt

    Mr. Blandings 2011-08-11

    Great theme that shows it is religion and its zealous followers that creates its own devils, pointing the blame at non-existant threats in order to prop... MORE>

  • Claudette

    Jarrod McDonald 2011-02-18

    This may very well be Claudette Colbert's best dramatic performance, with SO PROUDLY WE HAIL coming in a close second. The courtroom scene near the... MORE>

  • Maid of Salem (1937)

    Jay 2009-02-05

    Good sets, nicely produced but lacking in period detail. It is entertaining in a very Hollywoodized sort of way. Good cast. Claudette Colbert is always... MORE>