Thrown out of her home after her husband discovers her infidelity, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on revealing her degraded ... See full summary »
Thrown out of her home after her husband discovers her infidelity, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on revealing her degraded status to her husband and the son she left behind. The son, unaware of her identity, becomes her defense attorney. Written by
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The play originally opened in Paris, France, on 15 December 1908. An English translation of the play by John Raphael opened in New York City, New York, USA on 2 January 1910 and had 125 performances. See more »
I just watched this version( 1937) of MADAME X today for the first time. I had seen and enjoyed the Lana Turner (1966) version so much that I wanted to see, what I thought till just a few minutes ago after my search online, the original version of this film. This 1937 version however, is the second remake of the film.
At first...this version was very choppy and confusing to me. The storyline was sort of inconsistent at first...and Madame X after she was exiled by her husband (in this version) didn't really seem to upset about her situation. She had quickly found a job being a governess for two children and seemed quite happy. The lost of her own child (who was told she was dead) did not seem to upset her at this point in the story. Thus making this part of the film weird to me.
However, I do have to admit that after Madame X had to flee this job and take to the 'hard road', so to speak, and became a drunkard living in dumps...the storyline became more real and interesting.
Gladys George did a fine job with her role as Madame X. She was outstanding especially toward the end of the movie. Her heartfelt out cries in the courtroom were exceptional.
I did enjoy this version very much, but still think the Lana Turner (1966) version is the best with a cast that did very well in the film.
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