Madame X (27-Apr-1966)
Director: David Lowell Rich
Writer: Jean Holloway
From a play: La Femme X... by Alexandre Bisson
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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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