East Lynne (1931 film)
|Directed by||Frank Lloyd|
|Music by||Richard Fall and Carli Elinor|
|Cinematography||John F. Seitz|
|Edited by||Margaret Clancey |
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|102 minutes, 9,188 ft., or 10 reels |
East Lynne is a 1931 American Pre-Code film version of Ellen Wood's eponymous 1861 novel, which was adapted by Tom Barry and Bradley King and directed by Frank Lloyd. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture but lost to RKO-Radio's Cimarron. East Lynne is a melodrama starring Ann Harding, Clive Brook, Conrad Nagel and Cecilia Loftus. Only one copy of the film is known to exist, although, somehow, bootleg DVD copies exist, minus the final scene.
This print is in good shape, although several frames have an "X" on them, indicating they were to be removed in the film editing stage. One frame has a "crosshairs" on it while several frames have ink marks. People may view the film at University of California Los Angeles's Instructional Media Lab, Powell Library, after arranging an appointment.
The trophy wife of a stodgy man of wealth yearns for a more interesting life.
- Ann Harding as Lady Isabella
- Clive Brook as Captain William Levison
- Conrad Nagel as Robert Carlyle (named changed from Archibald Carlyle in the book)
- Cecilia Loftus as Cornelia Carlyle
- Beryl Mercer as Joyce
- O.P. Heggie as Lord Mount Severn
- Flora Sheffield as Barbara Hare
- David Torrence as Sir Richard Hare
- J. Gunnis Davis as Dodson, the Butler (uncredited)
- Eric Mayne as Doctor
- Ronnie Cosby as William as a child
- Wallie Albright as William as a boy
Academy Award for Best Picture (nominated)