“The Scarlet Letter” is a film adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel of the same name, released in 1934 and directed by Robert G. Vignola. The film stars Colleen Moore, Hardie Albright, and Henry B. Walthall.
The story is set in Puritan New England in the mid-17th century and follows the life of Hester Prynne (Colleen Moore), a young woman who is condemned by her community for committing adultery and forced to wear a scarlet “A” on her chest as a symbol of her shame.
As Hester struggles to rebuild her life and raise her daughter, Pearl, she must also contend with the wrath of her vengeful husband, Roger Chillingworth (Henry B. Walthall), who seeks to punish her lover, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale (Hardie Albright).
The film explores themes of sin, guilt, and redemption, as well as the destructive power of societal judgment and ostracism. It also highlights the strength and resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Overall, “The Scarlet Letter” is a powerful and thought-provoking adaptation of Hawthorne’s novel that delves into the complexities of human nature and morality.
Robert G. Vignola
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leonard Fields, David Silverstein
Colleen Moore, Hardie Albright, Henry B. Walthall