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Madness of the Heart (1949)

Madness of the Heart (1949)

Madness of the Heart





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In this melodrama, a London girl falls happily in love with a Frenchman and immediately goes blind. Convinced her affliction is a Divine punishment for her sins, she joins a convent. The good sisters know she does not belong there and gently convince her to leave. Shortly after returning to secular life, the Frenchman marries her and they move to France to live in his parents' manor. There, the poor bride begins feeling like an unwelcome guest and like someone wants her dead, but cannot prove it. She expresses her fears, but no one believes her and after a particularly terrible fight, she miscarries. Feeling unloved by her own husband, the poor woman returns to England. There she undergoes a potentially dangerous but successful operation to restore her sight. Still upset her husband's lack of belief, she returns to France to prove her allegations. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Margaret Lockwood
as Lydia Garth
Paul Dupuis
as Paul de Vandiere
Kathleen Byron
as Verite Faimont
Maxwell Reed
as Joseph Rondolet
Maurice Denham
as Dr. Simon Blake
Raymond Lovell
as Comte de Vandiere
Marie Burke
as Comtesse de Vandiere
David Hutcheson
as Max Ffoliott
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Mother Superior
Joy Harrington
as Sister Agnes
Peter Illing
as Dr. Matthieu
Jack McNaughton
as Attendant
Kynaston Reeves
as Sir Robert Hammond
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Overwrought meller has a wonderfully evil performance by Kathleen Byron to recommend it but is nothing that hasn't been done many times before.

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