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Madame X (1937)

Passed | | Drama | 1 October 1937 (USA)
Thrown out of her home after her husband discovers her infidelity, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on revealing her degraded ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Jacqueline Fleuriot
... Bernard Fleuriot
... Raymond Fleuriot
... Maurice Dourel
... Hugh Fariman Jr.
... Lerocle
... Jean
... Helene
... Rose
... Annette
... Scipio
... Dr. LaFarge
... Nora
... Hugh Fariman Sr
Adia Kuznetzoff ... Captain Dorcas
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Thrown out of her home after her husband discovers her infidelity, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on revealing her degraded status to her husband and the son she left behind. The son, unaware of her identity, becomes her defense attorney. Written by Katharine Holden <holdencomm@gmail.com>

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The play originally opened in Paris, France, on 15 December 1908. An English translation of the play by John Raphael opened in New York City, New York, USA on 2 January 1910 and had 125 performances. See more »

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Version of Hvem er hun? (1916) See more »

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You're Setting Me on Fire
(1937)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung by Gladys George (uncredited) at Scipio's cafe
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Though yet another version of the oft-told tale of Madame X, on the whole it is one of the better versions.
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If you haven't seen any of the Madame X s, this one is probably the one you should see first. (The one from 1929 is probably the worst.)

It is the story of a woman who gives up her child for the sake of his reputation, and disappears from his life. Only to meet again in the end of the film.

Lana Turner did a version in 1966. And then in the 1980s a TV movie was made!


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