The Crucible1996

The Crucible

"The Crucible" (also known as "Hexenjagd", "Seduzione del male, La") is a Drama/History film directed by N. Hytner, and written by Arthur Miller (play), released on November 27 of 1996 in the USA . Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder are starring, alongside Paul Scofield, Joan Allen, Bruce Davison and Rob Campbell.

Arthur Miller's timeless tale of truth on trial.
Directed by:
N. Hytner
Arthur Miller
David V. Picker and R. A. Miller
Diana Pokorny
Associate producer:
M. Levin


Early morning in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, some young village girls meet in the woods with a Barbadian slave named Tituba (Charlayne Woodard). One of the girls, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder), kills a chicken and drinks the blood, wishing for John Proctor's wife to die. They are surprised by Abigail's uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris (Bruce Davison), who discovers them. As the girls run away, Parris' daughter, Betty (Rachael Bella), falls over unconscious.

Parris questions Abigail about the events [...]



Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the director of "The Crucible"?

N. Hytner is an English director, and producer.

N. Hytner has directed movies such as "The Object of My Affection", released in 1998, "The History Boys" (2006).


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What was the release date of "The Crucible"?

"The Crucible" was first released in the United States on Wednesday, November 27, 1996.

Release date in the United States:
  • Wednesday, November 27, 1996
Release date in the United Kingdom:
  • Friday, February 21, 1997

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