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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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Tuesday Weld replaced Susan Blakely. See more »

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Version of The Trial of Madame X (1948) See more »

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Much better production than all of the preceeding versions.
4 May 2001 | by (St. Catherine, Bath, UK) – See all my reviews

All of the production values surrounding the outstanding performance of Tuesday Weld in the role of Holly Richardson make this production far better than any of the versions that predated it. I think it was a great improvement over the Lana Turner portrayal of the fifties. Ms. Weld stepped into this role at the very last minute and brought a dimension and strength to the character that far surpassed earlier attempts.


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