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Madame X (1966)

Madame X





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In this version of Bisson's melodramatic French play, the lonely wife of an up-and-coming diplomat has an affair. When she sees her lover accidentally killed, she flees to avoid ruining her husband's career, leaving her young son. Years later, the mother and son are reunited under distressing circumstances.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Jean Holloway
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 5, 2008


Lana Turner
as Holly Parker
John Forsythe
as Clay Anderson
Constance Bennett
as Estelle Anderson
Keir Dullea
as Clay Anderson, Jr.
Ricardo Montalban
as Phil Benton
Burgess Meredith
as Dan Sullivan
John Van Dreelen
as Christian Torben
Warren Stevens
as Michael Spalding
Teddy Quinn
as Clay, Jr., as a Bo...
Frank Maxwell
as Dr. Evans
Kaaren Verne
as Nurse Riborg
Frank Marth
as Detective Combs
Bing Russell
as Sgt. Riley
Teno Pollick
as Manuel Lopez
Jeff Burton
as Bromley
Jill Jackson
as Police Matron
Neil Hamilton
as Party Guest
Duncan McLeod
as Official
Mark Miranda
as Mexican Boy
Byrd Holland
as Cronyn, the Butler
Kris Tel
as Danish Woman
Brad Logan
as Merchant Marine
Richard Tretter
as Merchant Marine
Matilda Calhan
as Miss Monteaux
Paul Bradley
as Dancing Extra
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Critic Reviews for Madame X

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Completed the same year as the star's first face-lift, Madame X viciously spans two dozen years, inspiring one gossip columnist of the time to joke that Constance Bennett looked younger without makeup than Turner did with it.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009

Director David Lowell Rich, a television director, helms it as if to make it as archaic, sudsy and corny as humanly possible.

Full Review… | June 17, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Madame X

Latter day Lana is a richly appointed trash wallow, with a strong performance given by the star and a chic one by Constance Bennett, if that's what you're in the mood for you'll be very satisfied.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


4th version of this oft told and retold tale about a mother's love like 'stella dallas" another weepie!

What melodrama! This is the third version, it was filmed in 1929 and 1937 before this version. Lana Turner is at her suffering best. The story was, and is way over the top, but then again, it is part of the appeal of stories like this. Glossy production, and it's great to see Constance Bennett in one of her few roles at this time.

James Higgins

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