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Madame X (1966)

Approved | | Drama | 3 March 1966 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Clay Anderson
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Phil Benton
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Dan Sullivan
John Van Dreelen ...
Christian Torben
Virginia Grey ...
Mimsy
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Michael Spalding
Carl Benton Reid ...
The Judge
Teddy Quinn ...
Clay Anderson Jr. as a Boy
Frank Maxwell ...
Dr. Evans
Kaaren Verne ...
Nurse Riborg (as Karen Verne)
Joe De Santis ...
Carter (as Joe DeSantis)
Frank Marth ...
Det. Combs
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Police Sgt. Riley
Teno Pollick ...
Manuel Lopez
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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 Richard Blinkal <phelam@netcom.com>

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There was always a man... there was never a name! See more »

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3 March 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Haha no tabiji  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The exteriors of the Anderson estate were filmed at 10236 Charing Cross Road, Los Angeles, California. Six years later this mansion would become famous as The Playboy Mansion, though at that time it was owned by an engineer named Louis Statham. See more »

Goofs

Although Holly marries into the wealthy Anderson family, the initial on the gates of the estate where they live is G not A (film was shot on location at Greystoke Manor in Los Angeles). See more »

Quotes

Clayton 'Clay' Anderson: [to his mother while decorating Christmas tree] Mother, there aren't enough icicles on your side.
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Connections

Featured in Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Swedish Rhapsody
by Willy Mattes (as Charles Wildman)
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Lana Wuz Robbed !!!
2 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't agree more ! I have always thought this was Lana supreme --- even better than "Peyton Place." Hollywood OWED it to Lana to nominate her greatest performance --- a terrible oversight. It's like nominating Doris for "Pillow Talk" INSTEAD of "Love Me or Leave Me." I will never forget seeing this movie at Fort Hood, Texas when I was in basic training in 1966. I bought the soundtrack LP immediately, and played it to death. It has never come out on CD. HELLO, Universal Music ??? Nice to see her fans supporting her, though ! And the movie is a luscious "guilty pleasure." It looks like the cast enjoyed making this film. I know Constance Bennett must have loved to have one more juicy role ! If you like the splashy, technicolor "wimmen's pitchas", as my sister would say, don't miss this !


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