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Madame Bovary (1949)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  23 January 1950 (Sweden)
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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

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Title: Madame Bovary (1949)

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Cast

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Alf Kjellin ...
Leon Dupuis (as Christopher Kent)
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Frank Allenby ...
Lhereux
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Mme. Dupuis
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Mayor Tuvache
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Hyppolite (as Henry Morgan)
George Zucco ...
Dubocage
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Felicite
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Roualt
Henri Letondal ...
Guillaumin
Esther Somers ...
Mme. Lefrancois
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Storyline

French author Gustave Flaubert is on trial for writing the "indecent" novel "Madame Bovary." To prove that he wrote a moral tale, Flaubert narrates the story of beautiful Emma Bovary, an adulteress who destroyed the lives of everyone she came in contact with. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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debt | doctor | author | lover | adulteress | See more »

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All she wanted was everything. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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23 January 1950 (Sweden)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Director Vincente Minnelli wanted Lana Turner for the role of Emma, but Turner found the script dull and flat, refusing to accept the role; she was also pregnant at the time, another reason for her turning it down. Jennifer Jones was cast instead. See more »

Quotes

Gustave Flaubert: [at his trial] To declare that men have absolute power over truth is blasphemy, and the last delusion. Truth lives forever, men do not.
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Referenced in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1989) See more »

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must see for all women
17 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was great and should be seen by all women and girls. I think it had a great message of how greed and envy can consume a person. I think that a lot of women suffer from this kind of wander lust. Jennifer Jones' Madame Bovary reminds me of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. Both women wanting what they can't have and not appreciating the men who truly love them or their beautiful little girls. This movie also teaches the evils of over extending oneself on credit! Van Heflins portrayal of Dr. Bovary is a little weak but then so was the character, so maybe he didn't do so bad. I loved the costumes in Madame Bovary. Call me an old fashioned girl but I just loved this movie and the old fashioned message.


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