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The Scarlet Letter (1926) was a Silent Films - Drama Film directed by Victor Sj?str?m and produced by Victor Sjöström.

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The Scarlet Letter (1926) (2)

By Brandy Dean on Feb 15, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

I’m repubbing this review of The Scarlet Letter, starring Lillian Gish,?originally?published in July of 2011. Am I being lazy? Yep, but I’m?excusing?it by saying there’s a lot of new faces here these days. Welcome everyone! After being a bit bamfoozled by The Phantom Carriage, I wa... Read full article

The Scarlet Letter (1926) (1)

By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Jul 5, 2011 From Pretty Clever Films

After being a bit bamfoozled by The Phantom Carriage, I was excited when TCM aired another Victor Sj?str?mSjostrom movie, The Scarlet Letter, for “Silent Sundays.” As I was left feeling flummoxed by the praise heaped on The Phantom Carriage, I was eager to watch another Sj?str?m (though,... Read full article

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Lillian Gish played her scenes in English, while Lars Hanson played his in Swedish.
Lillian Gish learned that her mother had had a stroke in London and her sister, Dorothy Gish, urged her to get there on the first available boat. When Lillian informed director Victor Sjöström of the need to finish the film quickly, he created a shooting schedule that crammed two weeks worth of shooting into three days of non-stop work. The crew worked without complaint so that she could finish the film early and catch the earliest possible train to New York.
Greta Garbo was an almost daily visitor to the set, in order to be near her friend Lars Hanson, and to speak Swedish to alleviate her homesickness.
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