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Madame X (27-Apr-1966)

Director: David Lowell Rich

Writer: Jean Holloway

From a play: La Femme X... by Alexandre Bisson

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Constance Bennett
22-Oct-1904 24-Jul-1965 The Affairs of Cellini
Keir Dullea
30-May-1936   2001: A Space Odyssey
John Forsythe
29-Jan-1918 1-Apr-2010 Blake Carrington on Dynasty
Virginia Grey
22-Mar-1917 31-Jul-2004 Hullabaloo
Frank Maxwell
17-Nov-1916 4-Aug-2004 Dan Rooney on General Hospital
Burgess Meredith
16-Nov-1908 9-Sep-1997 Rocky and Grumpy Old Men
Ricardo Montalban
25-Nov-1920 14-Jan-2009 Roarke on Fantasy Island
Carl Benton Reid
14-Aug-1893 16-Mar-1973 The Little Foxes
Bing Russell
5-May-1926 8-Apr-2003 Dep. Clem Foster on Bonanza
Warren Stevens
2-Nov-1919 27-Mar-2012 Forbidden Planet
Lana Turner
8-Feb-1920 29-Jun-1995 The Postman Always Rings Twice


Review by Anonymous (posted on 2-May-2008)

I saw ‘Madame X’ when it first came out, and watched it again numerous times on television over the years. My 4 boys were born between 1959 and 1968, so I could relate to how horrible it would have felt to have had any of my children manipulated away from me like her little boy was. I cried more watching that movie than any movie I've ever seen in my life; and even though I knew what was going to happen when I saw it again and again, I cried through it each and every time. The look on Lana Turner’s face when she realized it was her son, who was the young lawyer defending her, was a pivotal moment in my life! She had given up on life and began drinking heavily after her little boy had been maneuvered away from her by her rich, devious, Mother-in-law. She was even resigned to being wrongfully convicted of murder and didn't even try to defend herself. However, when she realized the young attorney was her own son defending her, she wanted him to win - not for her sake, but for his so she literally 'came-alive.' He never knew who she was, but there was an emotional bond between them that makes it absolutely necessary for you to take a whole box of tissues with you if you see the movie. It's been years since I've seen ‘Madame X,’ but just writing this review makes me tear-up.

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