The Crucible 1957

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The Crucible ★★★ The Witches of Salem; Les Sorcieres de Salem 1957

Signoret is outstanding in this version of Arthur Miller's play about the Salem witch trials in 17th-century New England. Miller's depiction of witch hunts was written as a searing commentary on McCarthyism and the anti-communist panic that swept America in the 1950s. Film was made in France because Miller was blacklisted in America and blackballed by Hollywood at the time. In French with English subtitles. 135m/B VHS . FR Raymond Rouleau, Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Mylene Demongeot, Jean Debuc-ourt, Jean Gaven, Jeanne Fusier-Gir; D: Raymond Rouleau; W: Jean-Paul Sartre; C: Claude Renoir; M: Georges Auric.