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Madam Satan (1930)

Passed  -  Musical | Romance | Comedy  -  20 September 1930 (USA)
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Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Angela Brooks
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Bob Brooks
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Trixie
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Jimmy Wade
Elsa Peterson ...
Martha
Jack King ...
Herman
Eddie Prinz ...
Biff (as Edward Prinz)
Boyd Irwin ...
Captain
Wallace MacDonald ...
First Mate
Tyler Brooke ...
Romeo
Ynez Seabury ...
Babo
Theodore Kosloff ...
Electricity
Julanne Johnston ...
Miss Conning Tower
Martha Sleeper ...
Fish Girl
Doris McMahon ...
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Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to be held aboard a magnificent dirigible. Angela will attend and disguise herself as a mysterious devil woman. Hidden behind her mask, and wrapped in an alluring gown, Angela as the devil woman will to try to seduce her unknowing husband and teach him a lesson. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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$980,000 (estimated)
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Two songs not used in the film: "This Is Love" - music by Herbert Stothart and lyrics by Clifford Grey; and "Satan's Song" - music by Jack King and lyrics by Elsie Janis. See more »

Goofs

Early on at the party, Trixie's feathered costume sustains some damage. Later, none of the feathers are bent. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Wade: It's a waste of time to take a married man to Hell.
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Referenced in Bright Leaves (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Meet Madam
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Performed by Kay Johnson and party guests
Later played on piano and sung by Kay Johnson
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Jaw dropping. Noel Coward Meets the Ten Commandments. Closet Drama opens into Zeppelin Spectacle
31 July 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Difficult times for affluent married couple when wife interrupts her organ playing to put drunk husband to bed with his chum for the afternoon. To condemn their wasteful leisure time may lead viewers to consider the waste of our own, until suddenly the invitation to a masked ball on a zeppelin transpires into a black and white hallucination. No, it doesn't explode at its launch tower, but the zeppelin does break loose in a storm and crash, and before doing so, instructs us how to parachute out. The movie is unforgettable. Sorry for the obscure reference, but the Kate Bush "Babooshka" song summarizes the Noel Coward-like script. The wife's costume, her singing at the drop of the hat, her performance, and her general display of dignity alert me to the possibility of enjoying other deMille films. I used to consider his flat direction of dialogue scenes stultifying (like watching skulls dry) while falling off the chair at the sight of his special effects. No, the entire film is mystical and I'm interested in seeing more. 1930!


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