MADAM X (trailer) 1966 – starring Lana Turner and John Forsythe

26 Jun


Directed by David Lowell Rich
Produced by Ross Hunter
Written by Alexandre Bisson (play)
Jean Holloway
Starring Lana Turner
John Forsythe
Music by Frank Skinner
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Milton Carruth
Release dates
November 8, 1966
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Madame X is a 1966 American drama film directed by David Lowell Rich and starring Lana Turner. It is based on the 1908 play Madame X by French playwright Alexandre Bisson.


A lower class woman, Holly Parker (Turner), marries into the rich Anderson family. Her husband’s mother (Constance Bennett) looks down on her and keeps a watchful eye on her activities. Due to her husband’s frequent and long trips abroad, Holly forms a relationship with a well-known playboy (Ricardo Montalbán). When her lover accidentally dies, and only her mother-in-law knows she is innocent, the latter blackmails her into disappearing into the night during a planned boat trip, leaving her husband (John Forsythe) and young son (Teddy Quinn) thinking she has died.

She then slowly sinks into depravity all over the world, only to be brought back to America under false assumptions by a “friend” (Burgess Meredith) who plans on blackmailing her family. When she realizes that the man intends to reveal who she is to her son, she shoots the man to stop him. The police arrest her and, refusing to reveal her identity, she signs a confession with the letter “X.” As fate would have it, the court assigns a defense attorney who happens to be her long-lost son (Keir Dullea).



7 responses to “MADAM X (trailer) 1966 – starring Lana Turner and John Forsythe

  1. Rosaliene Bacchus

    July 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I recall going to see that movie with my mother. I think I cried in the end.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dancingpalmtrees

    July 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    There is a painting by John Singer Sergeant called Madame X.


  3. America On Coffee

    July 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    So heartfelt. This movie always make me cry. …It’s a tear jerker from beginning to the end. No matter the years that go by, I learn something new from watching it. %-\

    Liked by 1 person

  4. America On Coffee

    July 11, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Jon Singet Sargent’s Madam X although a female socialite, us different from the Madam X film. Do review at the trailer. This is one great old movie.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. dancingpalmtrees

    July 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Just watched the trailer. Looks like an excellent movie. Lots of classic film stars.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. America On Coffee

    July 11, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    It is!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. donnamarie

    May 31, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    OMG!! This is one of my all-time favorite tearjerkers! I thought, how coldblooded of the mother-in-law and the end scene always gets me. Lana at her melodramatic best!



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