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Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she is puritanical and cold.) When she finds John and Abigail embracing, she sends the lass from her home and John, feeling damned, agrees. Abigail vows revenge. Her chance comes when she accuses Elisabeth of witchcraft and manipulates younger girls to support her claims of seeing spirits. The town's minister and politicians want a cause: ridding the town of witchcraft is the ideal repression.

  1. Raymond Rouleau

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  2. Arthur Miller

    Novel

  3. Jean-Paul Sartre

    Screenplay

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Original Title Les Sorcières de Salem

Status Released

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  • April 26, 1957
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Original Language French

Runtime 2h 25m

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