Way Down East

Way Down East
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Steve

This "simple tale of plain people" runs two and a half hours even missing a half-dozen scenes! The film is bloated and filled with irrelevant subplots and idiotic characters. The only reason to watch is to place the well-known rescue from the ice floes into context. Or to puzzle why 1920s' ...Read more

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