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Need a film buff to name this film

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waitingfortheendtocome · 30/03/2018 21:48

So it's a very old black and white film. The mother gives up her baby, comes back in disguise as the governess and only on her death bed does she tell her daughter.
What's the film please??

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EveningHare · 30/03/2018 21:57

could it be Firelight - not black and white though?

In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a remote Sussex estate. The father of the girl, Charles Godwin, turns out to be that anonymous landowner. So Elisabeth has to be her own daughter's governess, and she can't reveal the secret of her tie with little Louisa.

waitingfortheendtocome · 30/03/2018 22:02

Thanks, It's a very similar plot, but it's def an old black and white. I watched it with my mother as a child in the 70's. It made us both cry like babies at the end.

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EveningHare · 30/03/2018 22:09

any idea at all who was in it?

waitingfortheendtocome · 30/03/2018 22:11

No not a clue

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eddiemairswife · 30/03/2018 22:20

East Lynne? There was a film made in 1931.

Howdydoodyfolks · 30/03/2018 22:24
waitingfortheendtocome · 30/03/2018 22:31

East Lynne sounds spot on, but it's not a silent film. Maybe there's a remake?

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Clawdy · 01/04/2018 20:04

It sounds very much like the plot of East Lynne.

llangennith · 01/04/2018 20:26

Maybe you didn’t have a colour television in the 70s so that’s why it was in black and white?

waitingfortheendtocome · 02/04/2018 09:50

It's definitely East Lynne, thanks all

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Petalflowers · 06/04/2018 21:34

Mrs Doubtfire?

Davros · 25/04/2018 14:31

Imitation of Life starring Lana Turner?

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