East LynneEast Lynne
is a novel
by Mrs. Henry Wood, sometimes performed as a drama
. It is remembered chiefly for its ludicrous plot and for the much-quoted line:
- "Gone! And never called me mother!"
A film based on the novel was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture
. The movie was adapted from the novel by Tom Barry and Bradley King, and directed by Frank Lloyd.
The film is a melodrama starring Ann Harding, Conrad Nagel and Cecilia Loftus. Only one copy of the film is known to exist.