The Scarlet Letter (1973)

03/13/1973 (DE) HistoryDrama 1h 30m
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In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others as her missing husband. He poses as Chillingworth, a doctor, watching Hester and searching out the identity of her lover. His eye soon rests on Dimmesdale, a young overwrought pastor. Enmity grows between the two men; Chillingworth applies psychological pressure, and the pastor begins to crack. A ship stops in Salem, and Hester sees it as a providential refuge for her daughter, herself, and her lover. But will Dimmesdale flee with her?

  1. Wim Wenders

    Director, Writer

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne


  3. Bernardo Fernández


Top Billed Cast

  1. Senta Berger

    Senta Berger

    Hester Prynne

  2. Hans Christian Blech

    Hans Christian Blech

    Roger Chillingworth

  3. Lou Castel

    Lou Castel

    Rev. Dimmesdale

  4. Rüdiger Vogler

    Rüdiger Vogler

    The Sailor

  5. Yelena Samarina

    Yelena Samarina

    Mistress Hibbins, the daughter of Gov. Bellingham

  6. Yella Rottländer


  7. William Layton

    Gov. Bellingham

  8. Alfredo Mayo

    Alfredo Mayo

    Gov. Fuller

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The Scarlet Letter

Original Title Der scharlachrote Buchstabe

Status Released

Original Language German

Budget -

Revenue -


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