The Mill On The Floss

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

There's a bit of "Romeo and Juliet" in here, a trace of the Hatfields and the McCoys, and little pieces of several other stories. Livesey owns a mill on the Floss River in Lincolnshire in England. An irrigation scheme is planned by the local lord, but Livesey intends to maintain his water rights, despite the legal machinations of Aylmer, who represents...read more

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There's a bit of "Romeo and Juliet" in here, a trace of the Hatfields and the McCoys, and little pieces of several other stories. Livesey owns a mill on the Floss River in Lincolnshire in England. An irrigation scheme is planned by the local lord, but Livesey intends to maintain his water

rights, despite the legal machinations of Aylmer, who represents the estate. There's a lawsuit and an angry trial, and Livesey loses everything he's worked for. Meanwhile, his son, Mason, is trying to raise some money to pay off Livesey's debts and keep the old fellow from winding up in servitude.

Livesey's daughter, Fitzgerald, falls in love with Aylmer's crippled son, Lawton. Livesey is so enraged by Aylmer's lawsuit that he takes a horsewhip to the barrister, but a stroke lays Livesey dead in the process. Fitzgerald winds up in an embarrassing romantic situation with Jones, a pal of

Lawton, and the current fiance of her childhood buddy, Hopper. It's a trick to ruin her name and that it does, so she is shunned by one and all--even her brother, Mason, who should know better. No one in the small town will talk to the young girl except Lawton, who knows that her heart is pure.

The two of them are reunited and both die when a dam breaks and a huge flood inundates the tiny town and takes their lives. Presumably, the feud between families ends with the loss of the two lovers. MILL ON THE FLOSS is unsatisfying although it has enough good acting to cover the 82 minutes.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: There's a bit of "Romeo and Juliet" in here, a trace of the Hatfields and the McCoys, and little pieces of several other stories. Livesey owns a mill on the Floss River in Lincolnshire in England. An irrigation scheme is planned by the local lord, but Live… (more)

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