East Lynne
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East Lynne
Whenever a vaudeville comic of the 1920s wanted to get a quick laugh, he'd announce to his audience "Next Week: East Lynne." To many playgoers, this hoary stage adaptation of Mrs. Henry Wood's 1861 novel represented the height of Victorian nonesuch. Still, there were several silent film versions of East Lynne, all of which made money. 1931 yielded no fewer than two adaptations, one set in modern times and retitled Ex-Flame. Fox Studios' version restored the original title and the 1860s setting, but couldn't do much with that creaky plot. Ann Harding portrays Lady… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mr. Brook acts with his usual restraint. Miss Loftus is capital as the sinister Cornelia."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"Ann Hardin gives a solid performance in this melodrama about a woman who goes blind after being deserted."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An excellent piece of work in taking a legendary meller play and transposing it into a screen drama of strength and charm."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Good cast rises above the extravagantly emotional and sentimental material."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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