The Scarlet Letter 1926
Great Swedish director Victor Sjöström's The Wind (1928) is regularly hailed as one of the very greatest silent films. However, The Scarlet Letter, a movie he made just two years earlier with the same screenwriter, Frances Marion, and the same main stars, Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson, tends to be strangely overlooked. Yet, his adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel is another masterpiece.

Hester, a New England maid of Puritan background, to please her father, marries Roger Prynne, whom she does not love. During her husband's long absence she walks the woodland lanes with her pastor, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and they soon fall in love. When a child is born to her, she is condemned to wear upon her breast the brand of Adulteress and refuses to divulge the name of the child's father. With patient resignation she faces the jeers and insults of the stern Puritan population and fights to retain her child...

Director: Victor Sjöström (as Victor Seastrom)
Cast: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall
Country: USA
Genre: Drama

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:37:25 | 3.33 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English intertitles
Subtitles: none

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