Blu-ray Region B. Madame X provides Lana Turner with one of the greatest rôles of her long career in this highly-charged adaptation of Alexandre Bisson’s often filmed classic play. Producer Ross Hunter had earlier starred her in “Imitation of Life” and “Portrait in Black”.
When widowed Holly Parker (Lana Turner), neglected by her new wealthy socialite husband (John Forsythe), is romantically pursued by playboy Phil Benton (Ricardo Montalban), tragedy strikes. Constance Bennett in her last film rôle, playing Holly’s mother-in-law, turns nemesis, forcing her to leave her husband and infant son to protect their reputation.
Travelling the world in a haze of drugs and alcohol for twenty years, Holly returns to her home town, only to meet more trouble, which ends with her facing a jury on a charge of murder.
DIRECTOR: David Lowell Rich
PRODUCER: Ross Hunter
EDITOR: Milton Carruth
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Russell Metty
MUSIC: Frank Skinner
ACTORS: Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith, Constance Bennett, Keir Dullea
SCREENPLAY: Jean Holloway
FROM THE STAGE PLAY BY: Alexandre Bisson
SPECIAL FEATURES: Reversible inlay; 16 page illustrated booklet From Lana Turner to Madame X; Universal Newsreels: Madame X Premiere attended by Hollywood celebrities, including Zsa Zsa Gabor & Welcome Back Constance Bennett; Theatrical trailer
SUBTITLES: In English for the deaf and hard of hearing
BBFC CERTIFICATE: PG - Parental Guidance: infrequent mild bad language, violence, sex references, scenes of smoking
FORMAT: Blu-ray Region B | Aspect ratio 1.85:1 | Technicolor
ENCODING: Video: 1080p AVC MPEG4 | Audio: LPCM mono lossless
THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE: 1966
FEATURE RUNNING TIME: 100 min