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Madam Satan (1930)

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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Eddie Prinz ...
Biff (as Edward Prinz)
Boyd Irwin ...
Zeppelin Captain
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Ynez Seabury ...
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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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Release Date:

20 September 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Madame Satan  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$980,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$500,000
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(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

During the Ballet Mécanique, when a masked person adorned in lightning bolts appears, Morse code is heard. It seems to be intended to repeat the word 'POWER' although the first time it says 'WOWEL' - apparently due to a misplaced 'dot' in the coded message. 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

[first lines]
Angela Brooks: Oh, Bobbikin, did you have a beautiful bath?
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Connections

Referenced in Madame Satã (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Going Somewhere
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung by the party guests entering the zeppelin
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Jaw dropping. Noel Coward Meets the Ten Commandments. Closet Drama opens into Zeppelin Spectacle
31 July 2000 | by 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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