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Based on the bestselling 1861 English novel by Ellen Wood. In 1845 An aristocrat's gives his only daughter ( lady Isabelle) an elaborate coming of age birthday party ( on credit) on their large East Lynne property where important plot characters are intriduced. Written by kateann1027

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A Victorian Tearjerker
11 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed pretending I was living in 1861 when this novel was written in a society which had a paucity of medical knowledge when they referred to tuberculosis as consumption.In a bitter way it was the fashionable way to go with artists and classical musicians succumbing to its deadly hold on the lungs.Death was a frequent visitor to Victorian families. On a brighter note it was pleasant to see Kenneth Connor, Rodney Bewes & Annette Crosbie in serious dramatic roles instead of clowning around in sitcoms and "Carry On " films.I also spotted Tim Woodward who played the "Ideal Husband" in a 1985 BBC production of Oscar Wilde's play.If any other users have seen the film "A Girl Must Live" (1938) starring Margaret Lockwood, there is a scene set in a theatrical boarding house where Margaret is introduced to the other guests in the profession and a Miss Pokehorne whose claim to fame was she "was the noises off in East Lynne"! IMDb rated this famous Victorian melodrama 1982 TV movie 7.5 at the time I viewed it and I too rated it at 7.


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