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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter(1934)

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Onscreen credits misspell Mickey Rentschler's name as "Rentchler." According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter, The Scarlet Letter was to be the first production of Larry Darmour's "newly organized" Globe Pictures Corp. Filming was to begin at Darmour's Hollywood studio on April 1, 1934. No review, release chart, screen credit or other source, however, refers to Globe Pictures Corp. as the production company for this film. A Hollywood Reporter production chart includes Alma Chester in the cast, but her participation in the final film has not been confirmed. The Scarlet Letter has been filmed many times, including a 1909 Kalem Pictures short; a 1917 Fox production, directed by Carl Harbaugh and starring Mary Martin and Stuart Holmes (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20; F1.3874); a 1926 M-G-M picture, directed by Victor Seastrom and starring Lillian Gish and, as Roger, Henry B. Walthall (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.4836); a 1950 CBS television broadcast, produced by Worthington Minor for Studio One, starring Mary Sinclair; a 1954 NBC television broadcast, adapted by George Faulkner for Kraft Theatre, starring Kim Stanley; and a 1979 public television production, starring Meg Foster.