About the film
puritan tragic love witch hunt burned at the stake
Maid of Salem
Release Date: February 12, 1937
|Slogan||:||«Another Paramount Silver Jubilee celebration hit!»|
|Producers||:||Frank Lloyd, Howard Estabrook|
|Writers||:||Howard Estabrook, Walter Ferris, Bradley King, Bradley King, Durward Grimstead|
When a young woman named Barbara Clarke has an affair with adventurer Roger Coverman, it causes a scandal in the Puritanical town of Salem, Massachusetts. After a meddling girl arouses their suspicions, the town's elders accuse Barbara of being a witch. She is tried, convicted of sorcery and sentenced to death. As the townspeople prepare to burn Barbara at the stake, Roger tries desperately to save the woman he loves.