The Crucible (1996)
The Crucible Synopsis
A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farmer -- drinks a charm to kill his wife.
And suddenly, the Devil is loose in Salem. The girls are discovered and, spurred on by their terrified accusations, the entire village is consumed by cries of witchcraft. One by one, the blameless victims of mass hysteria are torn from their homes until, inexorably, Abigail's vengeance is turned on Proctor's wife.
- Nicholas Hytner.....Director
- Daniel Day-Lewis.....John Proctor
- Winona Ryder.....Abigail Williams
- Paul Scofield.....Judge Thomas Danforth
- Joan Allen.....Elizabeth Proctor
- Bruce Davison.....Reverend Parris
- Rob Campbell.....Reverend Hale