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Madame X (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  16 March 1981 (USA)
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Thrown out of her home by a jealous husband, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on harming her daughter. The daughter, unaware of who... See full summary »

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Holly Richardson
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Dr. Terrence Keith
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Martina Deignan ...
Elizabeth Reeves
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Dist. Atty. Roerich
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Katherine Richardson
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Burt Orland
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Willy Dwyer
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Clay Richardson
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Arthur Penrose
Camilla Carr ...
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Bejay Matlock
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Senor Rueda
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Thrown out of her home by a jealous husband, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on harming her daughter. The daughter, unaware of who the woman is, takes the assignment to defend her in court. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Tour De force performance by Ms Weld!
19 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been years since I viewed this film but it had such an impact on me when it appeared in 1981. The story paralleled so close to a very similar personal/family situation. Yes, this last version was by far the best ever. Tuesday Weld seemed to "not be seen" for a while then she mysteriously appeared in this movie, wow! The fact that it was up to date made it even more real. I recall the scene where she meets Jerry Stiller's character in a very cheap, run-down apartment building. At this point Ms Weld's already in a boozed & drug-induced haze and practically fights for her bottle. The real drama sets in as Stiller's character tries to reach out to her but to no avail. In her drunken stupor she mumbles something about having a daughter & family, no one seems to believe her. I think she even over-doses in a scene. Be sure to take lots of tissue, this is a major tear jerker! A must see and still holds up quite well to this day! I am certain Tuesday Weld received an award and critical acclaim for this role and deservedly so. Get the DVD if it exists!


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