The Crucible

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama History
  • Release year: 1996
  • Running time: 124 min
The Salem witch trials of 1692 are brought vividly to life in this compelling adaptation of Arthur Miller's play, directed by Nicholas Hytner ("The Madness of King George"). A group of teenage girls meet in the woods at midnight for a secret love-conjuring ceremony. read more
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The Salem witch trials of 1692 are brought vividly to life in this compelling adaptation of Arthur Miller's play, directed by Nicholas Hytner ("The Madness of King George"). A group of teenage girls meet in the woods at midnight for a secret love-conjuring ceremony. While the other girls attempt to cast love spells, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder) wishes for the death of her former lover's (Daniel Day-Lewis) wife. When their ceremony is witnessed by the town minister, the girls suddenly find themselves accused of witchcraft. Soon the entire village is consumed by cries of witchcraft, and as the hysteria grows, blameless victims are torn from their homes, leading to a devastating climax.

Original Release

11/27/1996

US Release

11/27/1996

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Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis John Proctor
Winona Ryder Abigail Williams
Paul Scofield Judge Thomas Danforth
Joan Allen Elizabeth Proctor
Bruce Davison Reverend Parris
Jeffrey Jones Thomas Putnam
Rob Campbell Reverend Hale
Charlayne Woodard Tituba
Frances Conroy Ann Putnam
Elizabeth Lawrence Rebecca Nurse
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Directors

Nicholas Hytner

Writers

Arthur Miller

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis John Proctor
Winona Ryder Abigail Williams
Paul Scofield Judge Thomas Danforth
Joan Allen Elizabeth Proctor
Bruce Davison Reverend Parris
Jeffrey Jones Thomas Putnam
Rob Campbell Reverend Hale
Charlayne Woodard Tituba
Frances Conroy Ann Putnam
Elizabeth Lawrence Rebecca Nurse
Mary Pat Gleason Martha Corey
Karron Graves Mary Warren
Peter Maloney Dr. Griggs / Dr.Griggs
Ruth Maleczech Goody Osborne
Peter Vaughan Giles Corey
George Gaynes Judge Samuel Sewall
Michael Gaston Marshal Herrick
Ashley Peldon Ruth Putnam
Kali Rocha Mercy Lewis
Tom McDermott Francis Nurse

Producers

Editors

Tariq Anwar

1997 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1997 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Nominated
1997 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
1997 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
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