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The Scarlet Letter

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Original title
The Scarlet Letter
Year
Running time
135 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Douglas Day Stewart (Novel: Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Music
John Barry
Cinematography
Alex Thomson
Cast
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Producer
Lightmotive / Allied Stars / Moving Pictures / Cinergi Pictures Entertainment / Hollywood Pictures
Genre
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. 18th Century
Synopsis / Plot
In 1666 in the Massachusetts Bay colony, Puritans and Algonquian have an uneasy truce. Hester arrives from England, seeking independence. Awaiting her husband, she establishes independence, fixing up a house, befriending Quakers and other outsiders. Passion draws her to a young pastor. He feels the same; when they learn her husband has probably died at the hands of Indians, they consummate their love. A child is born, and on the day Hester is publicly humiliated and made to wear a scarlet letter, her husband appears after a year with Indians. Calling himself Chillingworth, he seeks revenge, searching out Hester's lover and stirring fears of witchcraft. Will his murderous plot succeed?
Awards
1995: Razzie Awards: Worst Remake or Sequel. 7 Nominations, including Worst Picture
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