The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Hawthorne's Hester Prynne (Colleen Moore) must wear letter A, for adultery.

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The Scarlet Letter


Drama70 Mins1934G

After young widow Hester Prynne (Colleen Moore) gives birth to a daughter and refuses to name the father, she is forced to wear a letter "A" for adulteress sewn into her clothing. Hester is protecting the young minister, Arthur Dimmsdale (Hardie Albright), who is the father of her baby. But when Hester's husband, Roger (Henry B. Walthall) -- believed drowned at sea -- returns alive, he discovers Arthur's secret and cruelly plays upon the minister's shame to exact revenge.


  • Dark
  • Disheartening
  • Somber