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A woman married to a wealthy socialite, is compromised by the accidental death of a man who had been romantically pursuing her, and is forced by her mother-in-law to assume a new identity to save the reputation of her husband and infant son. She wanders the world, trying to forget her heartbreak with the aid of alcohol and unsavory men, eventually returning to the city of her downfall, where she murders a blackmailer who threatens to expose her past. Amazingly, she is represented at her murder trial by her now adult son, who is a public defender. Hoping to continue to protect her son, she refuses to give her real name and is known to the court as the defendant, "Madame X." Written by
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During Holly's murder trial, an expert witness testifies that she is addicted to absinthe, a type of liquor that has been outlawed throughout the entire world because it causes insanity. In reality, absinthe was sold in a number of European countries at that time (mid-sixties) and in years since has become legally available in even more countries. See more »
This tear-jerking melodrama gives Lana Turner her last great role(before her late'60s,early'70s hokum)and it is surely her greatest performance. Who knew she had it in her? Turner plays the doomed Holly, a shop girl from San Francisco who marries into a rich,political family on the East Coast. Her demented mother-in-law(Constance Bennett in her last role)hates Holly and eventually forces her to fake her own death and take on a new identity. Holly gets a makeover in Europe and falls into alcohol and drugs in Mexico, before the final shocking plot twist. Lush, dramatic, and moving, "Madame X" is a classy production all the way, and a total Lana showcase.
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