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Winterset

1936

Years after the execution of his father, a young man convinced of his innocence searches for evidence to prove it.


Winterset is a 1936 American crime film directed by Alfred Santell, based on Winterset (play) by Maxwell Anderson.
The film greatly changes the ending of the play, in which the lovers Mio and Miriamne are shot to death by gangsters. In the film, the two are cornered, but Mio deliberately causes a commotion by loudly playing a nearby abandoned hurdy gurdy and deliberately causing himself and Miriamne to be arrested, thus placing them out of reach from the gangsters.

Cast

  • Burgess Meredith - Mio Romagna
  • Margo (actress) - Miriamne Esdras
  • Eduardo Ciannelli - Trock Estrella
  • Maurice Moscovitch - Esdras
  • Paul Guilfoyle (actor born in 1902) - Garth Esdras
  • Edward Ellis (actor) - Judge Gaunt
  • Stanley Ridges - Shadow
  • Mischa Auer - A radical
  • Willard Robertson - Policeman
  • Alec Craig - Oak
  • John Carradine - Bartolomeo Romagna
  • Myron McCormick - Carr
  • Helen Jerome Eddy - Maria Romagna
  • Barbara Pepper - A girl
  • Fernanda Eliscu - Piny

Reception

The film made a loss of $2,000.< name="rko"/>

Awards

The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Academy Award for Best Art Direction by Perry Ferguson and the other for Academy Award for Original Music Score by Nathaniel Shilkret.< name="Oscars1937"></>< name="NY Times"></>


Category:1936 films
Category:1930s crime films
Category:American films
Category:American crime films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films directed by Alfred Santell
Category:RKO Pictures films
Category:Films based on plays
Category:Films about capital punishment

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