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The Scarecrow (1972)

Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writer:

Percy MacKaye (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Foch ... Goody Rickby
Norman Lloyd ... Dickon
Blythe Danner ... Rachel Merton
Pete Duel ... Richard Talbot
Will Geer ... Justice Gilead Merton
Gene Wilder ... Lord Ravensbane
Joan Tompkins Joan Tompkins ... Mistress Cynthia Merton
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Micah (as Elisha Cook)
Peter Kastner Peter Kastner ... Captain Bugby
Robert Karnes ... Minister Dodge
Ann Doran ... Mistress Dodge
Vaughn Taylor ... Reverend Rand
John Myhers John Myhers ... Reverend Todd
Tom Helmore ... Sir Charles Reddington
Lizabeth Deen Lizabeth Deen ... Mistress Reddington
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Storyline

Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Television Theater: The Scarecrow See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Last filmed project of actor Pete Duel. See more »

Quotes

Richard Talbot: [to Goody Rickby] Charm all the broomsticks you like; bewitch all the mirrors and saucepans, but gull no more money out of young girls! Mind you, we're not so enterprising in this town as in Salem, but we may come to it!
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Version of The Woman Who Did Not Care (1913) See more »

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wanted to see about vhs or dvd
17 February 2004 | by hermitmeSee all my reviews

I remember watching this a long time ago. I really liked it and was trying to see if it was on vhs or dvd on the net. I have always liked Gene Wilder and this was one of the quirky movies that really made an impression on me. Too bad I never recorded it.


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