The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

USA, 1926, 115 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subject: Classic

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.

Patron Donor:
Sheila O'Brien

DIRECTOR: Victor Sjöström
Principal Cast: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson
US Distributor: MGM Pictures

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