When her lover is killed, the wife of a wealthy man is convinced to fake her own death, which leads her into greater depths of depravity until fate reunites her with her long-lost son, who is unaware of her real identity.

Director:

David Lowell Rich

Writers:

Jean Holloway (screenplay), Alexandre Bisson (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lana Turner ... Holly Parker
John Forsythe ... Clay Anderson
Ricardo Montalban ... Phil Benton
Burgess Meredith ... Dan Sullivan
John Van Dreelen ... Christian Torben
Virginia Grey ... Mimsy
Warren Stevens ... Michael Spalding
Carl Benton Reid ... The Judge
Teddy Quinn 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
Bing Russell ... Police Sgt. Riley
Teno Pollick Teno Pollick ... Manuel Lopez
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Storyline

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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A picture for women to see with all their hearts! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The world premiere was held in Miami, Florida on Thursday evening, March 3, 1966. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film when time is flying by as depicted by newspaper headings pertaining to the couple it is announced that their son Clay VI is born. A few headlines later it is announced that their son Clay JR celebrates his 4th birthday. See more »

Quotes

Dan Sullivan: To Lana Turner, We'll get you some new clothes and dye your hair a more believable hair color.
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Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: The Leech Woman (2013) See more »

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by Willy Mattes (as Charles Wildman)
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Soap Opera Supreme!
28 December 1998 | by Pat-54See all my reviews

Yes, this film is the "queen of all soap operas," but it has one thing going for it. And that's the acting of Lana Turner, who gives the performance of her career. If you don't shed a tear at the end of this film, you are made of stone!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

6 June 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Madame X See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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