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The Crucible

1996 Rated PG-13 2hr 3m

Playwright Arthur Miller's parable of the 1950s anti-communist crusade (thinly veiled here as the Salem, Mass., witch trials of 1692) receives lush treatment in this Oscar-nominated film adaptation from director Nicholas Hytner. After being spurned by her married lover (Daniel Day-Lewis), young Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder) stirs up a frenzy of hysteria and fear with accusations of witchcraft. Joan Allen earned an Oscar nod for her role.

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Movie Details

1997 BAFTA®
1997 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
1997 Academy Award®
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Joan Allen
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; interview; trailer.