The Scarlet Letter (1926) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Scarlet Letter

Victor Sjöström, 1926

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The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850

The Scarlet Letter is a movie directed by Victor Sjöström in 1926 and based on the book of the same name by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1850. The movie features Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall, Karl Dane, William H. Tooker, Marcelle Corday, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

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RATING

7.6

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Scarlet Letter (Victor Sjöström, 1926)

6.8

/ 10

Book Cover: The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850)

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Audiobook cover of The Scarlet Letter, the 1850 book by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Scarlet Letter

Read by: Curtis Sisco

Storyline

It is 1667 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and an uneasy truce exists between local Puritans and their neighbors, the Algonquian. Hester Prynne arrives overseas from England and while she waits for her husband she falls for a young minister. Sentenced to wear a scarlet A for adultery, Prynne is ostracized by the public, and a drummer boy is charged to follow her whenever she comes to town.

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Movie vs Book

Poster of The Scarlet Letter, the 1926 movie by Victor Sjöström

Year

1926

Minutes

115

Movie Rate

7.60

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Scarlet Letter

Country: USA

Year: 1926

Length: 1h55m

Cover of The Scarlet Letter, the 1850 book by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Year

1850

Pages

241

Book Rate

6.82

S: Goodreads

Book

The Scarlet Letter

Country: USA

First published in: 1850

Length: 241 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Movie by Roland Joffé
Movie poster
Easy A (2010)
Movie by Will Gluck

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Poster of The Scarlet Letter, the 1926 movie by Victor Sjöström

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book

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Cover of The Scarlet Letter, the 1850 book by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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7 votes

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