Madame X

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Madame X

paris, france blackmail murder pre-code unforgiven fallen woman

Madame X

Release Date: August 17, 1929

Year    :   1929
Slogan    :   «The Newest and Greatest All-Talking Motion Picture»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Lionel Barrymore
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Willard Mack, Alexandre Bisson
RunTime    :   95 mins.

A young, unfaithful wife and mother is thrown out by her cold, unforgiving husband, the Attorney General of France. She is barred from ever seeing her three year old son again despite her earnest attempts to make amends. For many years the mother seeks refuge overseas and in Absinthe. In the end, her son, a young and promising lawyer unknowingly defends her in court. Ruth Chatterton gives a marvelous performance in this early talkie in her portrayal of Madame X.


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