Madame X

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

The first sound version of Frenchman Alexandre Bisson's classic tearjerker starring Chatterton (whose appearance here launched her as one of the first major female stars of the talkies) as the bored wife of a diplomat whose affair with a playboy leads her on a path of self-destruction. Routine in most respects, and the first directing effort by actor Lionel...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on
Rating:

The first sound version of Frenchman Alexandre Bisson's classic tearjerker starring Chatterton (whose appearance here launched her as one of the first major female stars of the talkies) as the bored wife of a diplomat whose affair with a playboy leads her on a path of self-destruction.

Routine in most respects, and the first directing effort by actor Lionel Barrymore. His skill behind the camera is evident, but the overly histrionic material prevents any true sparks from flying. MGM's first two talkies, ALIAS JIMMY VALENTINE (1928) and BROADWAY MELODY (1928), were made using a

stationary microphone. While MADAME X was being shot, Barrymore suggested putting the microphone on a fishing pole and following the characters around, which became for a time the established method of using the mike.

Cast & Details See all »

  • Rating: NR
  • Review: The first sound version of Frenchman Alexandre Bisson's classic tearjerker starring Chatterton (whose appearance here launched her as one of the first major female stars of the talkies) as the bored wife of a diplomat whose affair with a playboy leads her… (more)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »