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Madame X (1966)

Approved | | Drama | 6 June 1966 (UK)
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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BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH ALL ITS SEX AND DRAMA! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

6 June 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bilinmeyen Kadin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film was featured in episode The Girls Next Door: House Bunnies (2008), in which Hugh Hefner shows his 3 girlfriends where the mansion featured in the film was. See more »

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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 »

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Clayton 'Clay' Anderson: [to his mother while decorating Christmas tree] Mother, there aren't enough icicles on your side.
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Version of Madame X (1956) See more »

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Madam X - a Lana Turner masterpiece
12 November 2006 | by abfab50See all my reviews

That Lana Turner played her beauty down so much in this movie, that she acted like a dream - this is the real Lana Turner. She was marvelous. This movie is a heart breaker. That darling son that defends her, not knowing she was his mother, and yet, had an instinct? This is Hollywood and Lana Turner at their finest. If you want true soap opera and none of the tripe, go for this. John Forsythe, Constance Bennett? Even they are tearing up at Lana's performance. Marvelous is all I can say. Marvelous!!!! I loved Lana Turner when she was younger, but her later movies such as this and Peyton Place? She was and will always be fantastic.


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