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Madness of the Heart (1949)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 20 September 1950 (USA)
Lydia Garth meets Paul de Vandiere, a French nobleman, but their romance is plagued by Lydia's complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision. Paul leaves for France, promising to return ... See full summary »

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Paul de Vandiere
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Verite Faimont
Maxwell Reed ...
Joseph Rondolet
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Rosa
Raymond Lovell ...
Comte de Vandiere
Maurice Denham ...
Dr. Simon Blake
David Hutcheson ...
Max Ffoliott
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Mother Superior
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Dr. Matthieu
Jack McNaughton ...
Attendant
Pamela Stirling ...
Felicite
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Comtesse de Vandiere
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Nun
Joy Harington ...
Sister Agnes (as Joy Harrington)
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Lydia Garth meets Paul de Vandiere, a French nobleman, but their romance is plagued by Lydia's complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision. Paul leaves for France, promising to return and marry Lydia, but she loses her sight while he is gone. Given no hope of recovery, she enters a convent and quickly finds that she has no vocation for life in a nunnery. She finally marries Paul, but encounters strong opposition from Verite Faimont, a neighbor who is very fond of Paul. The latter constantly plots against Lydia and is successful in temporarily breaking up the marriage, but can a miracle of restored vision be seen? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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20 September 1950 (USA)  »

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Die Rivalin  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Mother Superior: But even without eyes, you must fight your own battles - you'll never win by running away.
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Soundtracks

Ave Verum Corpus [K 618]
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Marcus Dods
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An awful contrived story
14 March 2001 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

No one is pretending that a movie made in 1949 will be the latest. However this feeble story about a woman who goes temporarily blind, and who is trying to be killed off by her evil in-laws, stretched credibility to the very end. Students of French movie accents may find it interesting, as will those studying the geography of the French coast, and airport terminal design in the 1950's.


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