The refined Lady Isabel Carlisle, after leaving her family and enduring nearly a decade of hardships, learns that her son has fallen ill. Despite being nearly blinded as the result of an explosion, she returns home to see her son again.

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The refined Lady Isabel Carlisle, after leaving her family and enduring nearly a decade of hardships, learns that her son has fallen ill. Despite being nearly blinded as the result of an explosion, she returns home to see her son again.

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Capt. William Levison: The most pathertic figure in life: the man who chooses a career over the woman he loves.
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One of three Oscar-nominated Best Films unavailable for viewing.
31 July 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

EAST LYNNE is one of three Oscar-nominated Best Films unavailable to the general public for viewing. THE RACKET does exist but due to problems with rights remains tied up within the Howard Hughes Estate,unseen for 74 years. THE PATRIOT is lost.

EAST LYNNE is housed within the UCLA archives. They hold two prints, three video copies and three sets of sound disc materials, totaling 14 reels. Both a film print and a video copy are available for individual viewing with an appointment and prior authorization. However, the film has never been released to television or video.

It is hoped that a Fox video release will one day come to be.


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