The Crucible (1957)


The Crucible Poster
Original Title: Les sorcières de Salem
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, History
Runtime: 145 Minutes    (2 Hours : 25 Minutes)
Release Date: 26 Apr 1957 (France)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
French
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Raymond Rouleau
Writer: 
Arthur Miller, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Aymé
Stars: 
Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Jean Debucourt  »




Description

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...




Plot

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. John too, is accused; Abigail offers him a way to avoid hanging. Elisabeth has her own confession. Written by




Tagline

The American Premiere of a Major Triumph of the French Cinema!





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Die Hexen von Salem (East Germany)
    The Crucible (United States)
    As Feiticeiras de Salem (Brazil)
    Салемские колдуньи (Soviet Union, Russian title)
    As Virgens de Salem (Brazil)

  • Company

    Pathé Consortium Cinéma

  • Country

    France
    East Germany

  • Certification

    Finland:K-16
    France:Tous publics
    Germany:12
    Hungary:18
    Sweden:15
    United Kingdom:X
    West Germany:16 (f)

  • Location

    Paris
    France





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.37 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono





  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.