Maid of Salem

Maid of Salem is a 1937 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Frank Lloyd, and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.

Maid of Salem
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Theatrical poster
Directed byFrank Lloyd
Written byWalter Ferris
Durwad Grimstead
Bradley King (also story)
Produced byHoward Estabrook
StarringClaudette Colbert
Fred MacMurray
CinematographyLeo Tover
Edited byHugh Bennett
Music byVictor Young
Paramount Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
March 3, 1937
Running time
85 min.
CountryUnited States


It tells the story of a young girl in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, who has an affair with an adventurer. She is sentenced as a witch, but saved by him.



Writing for The Spectator in 1937, Graham Greene gave the film a mildly positive review, describing the dialogue as "pompously period", but praising the story as one allowing for "a little authentic horror [] to creep in".[1]


  1. ^ Greene, Graham (5 March 1937). "Fire Over England/Maid of Salem/Theodora Goes Wild". The Spectator. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. Oxford University Press. pp. 136–137. ISBN 0192812866.)

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