Letty Lynton
June 5, 2009 5:01 AM   Subscribe

Joan Crawford's Letty Lynton is currently available for viewing on YouTube. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

The film is notable for its pre-Code morals and denouement (and was banned in England for "justifying homicide without penalty"), renowned for its famous gowns by Adrian, and notorious for its disappearance. After a U.S. Federal court determined that the film came too close to Sheldon Barnes's play Dishonored Lady without giving proper credit, the film was withdrawn from distribution.

Rumors on the internet suggest that the film may be coming soon to DVD, with TCM screening it for the first time in broadcast history.
posted by pxe2000 (8 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
"I never kiss anyone before 1 o'clock." Awesome.
posted by XMLicious at 6:33 AM on June 5, 2009

Wow, I'd better take a look before it vanishes into the YouTube ether. Thanks.
posted by blucevalo at 6:57 AM on June 5, 2009

Goodness I hope it makes it to DVD. It's just awesome.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:09 AM on June 5, 2009

Thanks! Joan was truly a stunning woman and brilliant actress.
posted by fuse theorem at 7:53 AM on June 5, 2009

Every time someone splits a movie into youtube blurry chunks, Dagda kills a puppy.

eD2k link.
posted by meehawl at 8:54 AM on June 5, 2009

If it's on YouTube, I'm sure that there is a Perfectly Legal Method of Obtaining It™.
posted by crataegus at 10:05 AM on June 5, 2009 [1 favorite]

I can't look at very many photos of her (first link) without getting palpitations. Ouch!
posted by snsranch at 12:13 PM on June 5, 2009

-- Do you have the movie Letty Lynton?
-- I'm sorry, did you mean Barry Lyndon?
-- No, Letty Lynton, it's by the well known director Stanley Kubriq, with a q.
posted by zippy at 4:22 PM on June 5, 2009

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