The Scarlet Letter
USA, 1926, 115 Minute Running Time
1pm Sat, March 10th
Hosted by Howie Movshovitz. Live piano accompaniment by Hank Troy
In Puritan Boston, seamstress Hester Prynne is punished for playing on the Sabbath day; but kindly minister Arthur Dimmesdale takes pity on her. The two fall in love, but their relationship cannot be: Hester is already married to Roger Prynne, a physician who has been missing seven years. Dimmesdale has to go away to England; when he returns, he finds Hester pregnant with their child, and the focus of the town's censure. In a humiliating public ceremony, she is forced to don the scarlet letter A - for adultery - and wear it the rest of her life. Dimmesdale is encouraged by the church fathers to demand of Hester the person with whom she sinned.
DIRECTOR: Victor Sjöström
Principal Cast: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson
US Distributor: MGM Pictures