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Maine in the Movies: Way Down East
185 Townsend St. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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"Based on a popular 19th century play [by Lottie Blair Parker], Way Down East is a poignant melodrama about a poor country girl who is tricked into a fake marriage and has an illegitimate child who dies. After starting a new life [on a puritanical Maine farm], her past is exposed and she is evicted into a raging blizzard, pursued by the young man who secretly loves her" - Amazon. "Griffith captured the appeal of Parker's original, while embossing it with devices borrowed from other popular melodramas, such as a climactic chase across an ice floe" - Kino Lorber.
Screened as part of Maine in the Movies, a statewide festival of films set in Maine.