The Scarlet Letter 1979
The Scarlet Letter ★★★ 1979
Faithful yet passionate TV adaptation of Hawthorne's classic novel of 17thcentury New England. Hester Prynne (Foster) is condemned by her Puritan fellows for having a child out of wedlock and is forced to wear a scarlet letter A for adultery. Secretly sharing Hester's torment is the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale (Heard), the baby's father, and Hester's vengeful backfromthedead husband, Roger Chillingsworth (Conway). 240m/C VHS, DVD . Meg Foster, John Heard, Kevin Conway, Josef Sommer; D: Rick Hauser; W: Allan Knee, Alvin Sapinsley; M: John Morris.