The Crucible Poster

Release Date: December 20th, 1996

DVD Release Date: June 1st, 2004

PG-13|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
After married man John Proctor (Daniel Day-Lewis) decides to break off his affair with his young lover, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder), she leads other local girls in an occult rite to wish death upon his wife, Elizabeth (Joan Allen). When the ritual is discovered, the girls are brought to trial. Accusations begin to fly, and a literal witch hunt gets underway. Before long, Elizabeth is suspected of witchcraft, and John's attempt to defend her only makes matters worse.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen, Bruce Davison, Rob Campbell, Jeffrey Jones, Peter Vaughan

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Wife, Emotional, Forbidden love, Husband, Intense, Revenge, Judge, Friend, Deception


Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)