American Playhouse: Three Sovereigns for Sarah DVD

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Item #: WB0842
Nineteen people were hanged and one man pressed to death, while hundreds went to jail during the witch hysteria of 1692. THREE SOVEREIGNS FOR SARAH offers an accurate portrayal of the Salem witch trials, with real characters and original transcripts woven into the dialogue. The film is a powerful, moving story about three loving sisters accused of witchcraft, starring Academy ... More
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Nineteen people were hanged and one man pressed to death, while hundreds went to jail during the witch hysteria of 1692. THREE SOVEREIGNS FOR SARAH offers an accurate portrayal of the Salem witch trials, with real characters and original transcripts woven into the dialogue. The film is a powerful, moving story about three loving sisters accused of witchcraft, starring Academy Award winners Vanessa Redgrave, Kim Hunter, and Phyllis Thaxter.

Producer: Victor Pisano, Ann Gaydos
Executive Producer: Lindsay Law, Ben Melniker, Michael Uslan
Production Year: 1985
Copyright Year: 1986
Director: Philip Leacock
Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Kim Hunter, Phyllis Thaxter, Ronald Hunter, Patrick McGoohan, Will Lyman
Writers: Victor Pisano
Discs: 1
Audio Format: Stereo

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I N.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
05/16/21
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Review by I N. on 05/16/21 review stating Three Sovereigns for Sarah
This movie was absolutely captivating- well written story- perfectly acted! Couldnt get myself away from the screen kind of movie- loved it!!!
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Mike S.
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5.0 star rating
05/16/21
Excellent historic perspective of the Hysteria Effect
Review by Mike S. on 05/16/21 review stating Excellent historic perspective of the Hysteria Effect
Sarah (Towne, Bridges) Cloyce is my 10th great grandmother. It was obviously an honor for me to know that one of my ancestors that was treated so unjustly was depicted on American Playhouse by no other than the Great Vanessa Redgrave. Even if you are not related to Sarah or other supposed witches, it is a great and true historic depiction of how innocent people can be destroyed by fictitious fad declarations and proceedings. Sort of like the McCarthy era communist hysteria of the 1950s and the even more recent Day-care sex-abuse scandals of the 1980s. After the hysteria is over, and peoples lives have been totally destroyed, an apology, or in this case, 3-sovereigns, are given for your suffering. Then, everyone else moves on seamlessly with their lives except the victims that are left permanently damaged. This is a great historic example of the hysteria effect which crops up time and time again.


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