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Title: The Scarlet Letter



Date: 1934
Type: Historical drama
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Robert Vignola
Producer:

Comment
In 17th centry America a woman who has a child outside of marriage has to wear a red letter A on her clothes as punishment. Things are complicated when when her husband reappears on the scene knowing the child is not his and the real father is the local clergyman who suffers guilt for what he has done and the pain inflicted on the woman and the daughter by the community. The film moves slowly and there are some curiously inappropriate comic scenes that detract rather than add to the story. This was Colleen Moore's final film as she was more at home in silent films.

Actors

Colleen Moore
Hardie Albright
Henry WalthallHenry B Walthall
Cora Sue Collins
Alan Hale
Virginia Howell
Betty BlytheBetty Blythe

Oscars

None
Novel

Nathaniel Hawthorne