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De onbekende vrouw (1937)

Madame X (original title)
Thrown out of her home after her husband discovers her infidelity, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on revealing her degraded ... See full summary »

Directors:

Sam Wood, Gustav Machatý (uncredited)

Writers:

John Meehan (screen play), Alexandre Bisson (from the play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gladys George ... Jacqueline Fleuriot
Warren William ... Bernard Fleuriot
John Beal ... Raymond Fleuriot
Reginald Owen ... Maurice Dourel
William Henry ... Hugh Fariman Jr.
Henry Daniell ... Lerocle
Phillip Reed ... Jean
Lynne Carver ... Helene
Emma Dunn ... Rose
Ruth Hussey ... Annette
Luis Alberni ... Scipio
George Zucco ... Dr. LaFarge
Cora Witherspoon ... Nora
Jonathan Hale ... Hugh Fariman Sr
Adia Kuznetzoff Adia Kuznetzoff ... Captain Dorcas
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Thrown out of her home after her husband discovers her infidelity, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on revealing her degraded status to her husband and the son she left behind. The son, unaware of her identity, becomes her defense attorney. Written by Katharine Holden <holdencomm@gmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De onbekende vrouw See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play originally opened in Paris, France, on 15 December 1908. An English translation of the play by John Raphael opened in New York City, New York, USA on 2 January 1910 and had 125 performances. See more »

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Version of I agnostos (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Setting Me on Fire
(1937)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung by Gladys George (uncredited) at Scipio's cafe
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A Brilliant Performance By Gladys George!
3 November 2004 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Other versions of this women's picture I have seen are creaky. This one is not melodrama, or doesn't play like it. It is drama, thanks to its title character.

Gladys George is a sadly neglected actress who worked steadily for her short life. She was attractive but, as in this movie, willing to look like a sloven if the script called for that. Her gravely voice was unique. And what skills as an actress!

The rest of this is more stylishly directed than other versions of "Madame X." But the other performers are mediocre.

This is a must-see for a performance that truly ought to have won an Academy Award for Ms. George.


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