Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Madame X [VHS]
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
In 1962, Turner and Hunter bought the story rights from MGM and entered into a co-production deal involving Hunter's "crew" and Turner's own Eltee Productions. However, filming was delayed until April 1965, mainly due to disagreements over the script. Lana Turner hadn't had a really great role since 1959`s "Imitation of Life" (which was also produced by Ross Hunter), but her extraordinary performance in "Madame X" turned out to be the greatest of her entire career. It's simply a crime that she wasn't even nominated for an Oscar. Nearly all her fans both then and now agree that if ever Lana deserved an Oscar it was for "Madame X".
Lana Turner plays Holly Anderson, the wife of a wealthy diplomat. Neglected by her husband Clay (John Forsythe), she is slowly led astray and seduced by Phil Benton (Ricardo Montalban), a wolf with the ladies. When Holly tries to end their affair, Phil loses control of his temper, and during their struggle, he falls down a flight of stairs and is killed.Read more ›
Turner plays Holly Parker, the "little shop girl from San Francisco" who marries a man of immense wealth and ambition, and as a package deal, along with the mansion in Connecticut comes his implacable mother, who has plans for sonny boy, and tells Holly she should have "stayed on the other side of the counter".
John Forsythe plays Holly's husband Clay Anderson with charm and elegance, and Keir Dullea is their grown son. Ricardo Montalban (who starred with Turner 13 years earlier in the charming comedy "Latin Lovers") is the man who tries to seduce her, and Estelle, the scheming mother, is played to the hilt by Constance Bennett, in what was to be her last film.
Burgess Meredith does a marvelous turn as a slimy character Holly meets in a Mexican motel, and the way the rooms are decorated in these scenes is priceless; kudos also go to the make-up department in this section of the film, and Ms. Turner's ability to transform herself. This film proves that she was exceedingly underrated as an actress.
Well paced direction by David Lowell Rich, a lovely score by Frank Skinner, and lavish gowns by Jean Louis make this a memorable melodrama, and save your biggest hanky for the end, which though contrived, is still good for many heartfelt sobs. Total running time is 100 minutes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was glad to find this movie, as the movie was a favorite of mine.Published 10 months ago by Norma Leavitt
Lana Turner is one of my favorite actress' of all times and this is a good example of her superb talent on the Silver Screen.Published 15 months ago by N. Lee
I have seen this film several times and did not buy it for my personal use. But rather to loan it selectively to others. My own rating on the film is "excellent".Published 15 months ago by grady green
My fiancee' is the one who introduced me to this movie. I had to buy it and I'm glad I did! Absolutely amazing with great actors. Read morePublished 22 months ago by LippyLoo
The DVD is in itialian, language can be changed to english.
I would not recommend this to others.
I will be looking for another DVD of this movie. thank you
I ordered Madame X according to the info. However, I received an Italian version. I reread the movie info and it never states- Italian! Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by kathie
This is a movie I remember watching over 30 years ago with my grandmother. I was nervous about watching it again in case it wouldn't be as wonderful as I remember, but it was. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by D M CAREY
It was what I expected. I gave it as a gift and I hope that it is still working. Thanks.Published on June 10, 2013 by Catherine Roundtree
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > All Universal Studios Titles
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > Classics
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > Drama