Madame X (1937)





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Sam Wood directed this fourth version of the Alexandre Bisson weeper, buffed to a high gloss by shimmering M.G.M. production values. Gladys George plays Jacqueline Fleuriot this time around, the wife of a diplomat who has an affair and is compelled to leave her husband and son. After abandoning her family, she sinks into a sea of debauchery, becoming involved in prostitution, blackmail, and eventually murder. After the murder, her son Raymond (John Beal), now a grown man and a famous lawyer, is called upon to defend her. Unaware that the woman he is defending is his long lost mother, Jacqueline tries to hide her past from her successful son.
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Gladys George
as Jacqueline Fleuriot
John Beal
as Raymond Fleuriot
Warren William
as Bernard Fleuriot
Reginald Owen
as Maurice Dourel
William Henry
as Hugh Fariman Jr.
Henry Daniell
as LeRocle
Lynne Carver
as Helene
Emma Dunn
as Rose
Ruth Hussey
as Annette
Luis Alberni
as Scipio
George Zucco
as Dr. LaFarge
Jonathan Hale
as Hugh Fariman Sr.
Adia Kuznetzoff
as Capt. Dorcas
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Critic Reviews for Madame X

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Fluff Depression-era romantic comedy.

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Audience Reviews for Madame X

Gladys George is excellent as was customary of her but this version of the old weepie creaks. See it for her but be prepared for some heavy handed acting from the rest of the cast and a stolid pace set by the director.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Popular classic tearjerker, beautifully acted by Gladys George. Interesting story, quite melodramatic but handled very well, strong direction.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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