The Scarlet Letter


1h 34m 1973

Brief Synopsis

In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others as her missing husband. He poses as Chillingworth, a doctor, watching Hester and searching out the identity of her lover. His eye soon rests on Dimmesdale, a young overwrought pastor. Enmity grows between the two men; Chillingworth applies psychological pressure, and the pastor begins to crack. A ship stops in Salem, and Hester sees it as a providential refuge for her daughter, herself, and her lover. But will Dimmesdale flee with her?

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe, Scarlet Letter, Scharlachrote Buchstabe
Genre
Drama
Historical
Foreign
Adaptation
Release Date
1973
Production Company
Filmverlag Der Autoren; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Synopsis

In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others as her missing husband. He poses as Chillingworth, a doctor, watching Hester and searching out the identity of her lover. His eye soon rests on Dimmesdale, a young overwrought pastor. Enmity grows between the two men; Chillingworth applies psychological pressure, and the pastor begins to crack. A ship stops in Salem, and Hester sees it as a providential refuge for her daughter, herself, and her lover. But will Dimmesdale flee with her?

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe, Scarlet Letter, Scharlachrote Buchstabe
Genre
Drama
Historical
Foreign
Adaptation
Release Date
1973
Production Company
Filmverlag Der Autoren; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

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Released in United States 1972

Released in United States 1972