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LIBELED LADY is one of Harlow's more remembered titles. We need more of Harlow out on Blu-ray, or, shoot, I'd settle for clean DVD releases.
 

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I’m so happy!

this was one of the titles that, when I was doing my “494 nominees in 365 days” challenge, I found to be a pleasant surprise.

I like William Powell (the Thin Man is terrific) and I like Spencer Tracey.

I knew this would eventually come to Blu Ray, as I think all Best Picture nominees will eventually (save for three).
But, like Nick*Z said, the DVD had a VERY bad transfer.
What are the three films?
 

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What are the three films?
Furthermore, although East Lynne is available if you look around (don't!!!), it's missing the final reel. So as battlebeast writes, the only complete copy of it is found at the UCLA Film Archives and it's not in very good shape. It's a hoary melodrama that stars one of my favorite actresses, Ann Harding, but it's really beyond saving. It makes you wonder why it was even nominated.
The White Parade is not much better as a film.
The Patriot, because it's directed by Lubitsch, is probably a greater loss to film history.
 

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Furthermore, although East Lynne is available if you look around (don't!!!), it's missing the final reel. So as battlebeast writes, the only complete copy of it is found at the UCLA Film Archives and it's not in very good shape. It's a hoary melodrama that stars one of my favorite actresses, Ann Harding, but it's really beyond saving. It makes you wonder why it was even nominated.
The White Parade is not much better as a film.
The Patriot, because it's directed by Lubitsch, is probably a greater loss to film history.
I Didn't think EAST LYNNE was beyond saving. With Today's technology, anything is possible. That's way high-standard Warners was able to release this gem, LIBELED LADY, which was in rough shape. I look forward to more quality releases!
 

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I Didn't think EAST LYNNE was beyond saving. With Today's technology, anything is possible. That's way high-standard Warners was able to release this gem, LIBELED LADY, which was in rough shape. I look forward to more quality releases!
By beyond saving I meant that East Lynne is not a very good film. A very bad melodrama that even Ann Harding can't quite save.
 
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By beyond saving I meant that East Lynne is not a very good film. A very bad melodrama that even Ann Harding can't quite save.
Oh, I see! Yah. It’s was... ok. Nothing I would nominate best picture. And White Parade was more powerful. (I’m going on a nine year old memory.)
 

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