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Madeleine (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 18 August 1950 (Finland)
The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.

Director:

David Lean

Writers:

Stanley Haynes (screenplay), Nicholas Phipps (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Todd ... Madeleine
Norman Wooland Norman Wooland ... Minnoch
Ivan Desny ... L'Anglier
Leslie Banks ... Mr. Smith
Barbara Everest Barbara Everest ... Mrs. Smith
Patricia Raine Patricia Raine ... Bessie
Susan Stranks Susan Stranks ... Janet
Elizabeth Sellars ... Christina
Eugene Deckers ... Thuau
André Morell ... Defending Counsel (as Andre Morell)
Barry Jones ... Proscuting Counsel
Edward Chapman ... Dr. Thompson
Jean Cadell ... Mrs. Jenkins
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The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1950 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Strange Case of Madeleine See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ann Todd had portrayed the title character in theatrical productions of the play this film was based on, and had always wanted to play her in a film adaptation. Shortly after she married director David Lean, he agreed to make this film and cast her as the lead as a "wedding present" of sorts. See more »

Goofs

When the prosecutor first walks away from addressing the jury the first time, the shadow of a boom can clearly be seen following after him across the jury. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Speaker of Commentary: Madeleine Smith. You have heard the indictment. Were you guilty or not guilty?
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Version of Dishonored Lady (1947) See more »

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Lord Blantyre
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Traditional
Arranged by William Alwyn
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Mysterious True Story
3 July 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this 1950 true story about a young woman named Madeleine Smith, (Ann Todd) who lived in Glasgow, Scotland in 1857 and the story begins with the Smith family looking for a rather large home. Madeleine is very excited about a room in the basement of this house and I wondered just why she preferred such a location and of course the story will reveal the reasons for this decision. William Mennoch, (Norman Wooland) was an older professional man and was interested in Madeleine and wanted to marry her, but she kept putting off any discussions or decisions in this matter of marriage. However, the father and mother approved of William becoming their son-in-law. As the story moves along, you find out that there is another man that Madeleine is very much in love with and he is French and not very well off financially. This man's name is Emile L'Anglier and he was determined to climb into Glasgow's high social class and found that Madeleine and her family would be able to help him accomplish this task. This story holds great mystery in black and white and all the actors gave great supporting roles in this true story about a strange woman.


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