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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary (1949)

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Release Date: Aug 25, 1949 Wide

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MGM circumvented the censorship that would otherwise have prevented a film version of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary by adding a prologue and epilogue that assured any and all bluenoses that the story was strictly a work of fiction. James Mason appears as Flaubert, defending his inflammatory novel before a French jury. Thus, the tragedy of Emma Bovary (Jennifer Jones) is offered as a product of Flaubert's imagination, rather than a real-life story. The body of the film concerns Emma's attempt

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Drama, Romance, Classics

Gustave Flaubert, Robert Ardrey

Mar 6, 2007

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Grim melodrama, about the horrors of debt and living beyond your means.

August 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
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One of Minnelli's most personal works, a film that embodies the glossy look of MGM and yet offers subversive interpretation of the classic novel, its modern heroine and the notion of romantic love.

July 2, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Audience Reviews for Madame Bovary

A very interesting story, it makes me want to read the book too. The actors are great in this movie as well. I liked it.
October 24, 2010
ajv2688

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High gloss MGM version of Flaubert tradegy. Not bad but not terribly compelling either. The ball is without a doubt the best scene, if only the rest was as captivating.
September 4, 2009
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jay nixon

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I got bored during parts of the book and it's obvious that this movie skips over some of those parts, which can be a little confusing but I liked it a good deal.
March 3, 2009
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