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Madame X | 1966 | Lana Turner, John Forsythe

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Madame X | 1966 | Lana Turner, John Forsythe

Lana Turner stars as Holly Parker in the seventh film version of this dramatic melodrama. Unhappily married to a respected diplomat, Holly begins an affair with playboy Phil Benton (Ricardo Montalban). But during an illicit assignation, he falls to his death from a balcony, and a scared Parker turns to her spiteful mother-in-law (Constance Bennett) for advice. That advice is to disappear and she ends up working as a prostitute in New Mexico where, years later, her past comes back to haunt her when a blackmailer (Burgess Meredith) tries to extort money from her husband. She kills him in anger, is put on trial and finds that her public defender is her son (Keir Dullea), who she abandoned when she fled. In her last starring role, Turner turns in a tour-de-force performance in David Lowell Rich’s melodrama.
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Lana Turner as Holly Parker
John Forsythe as Clayton Anderson
Constance Bennett as Estelle Anderson
Ricardo Montalban as Phil Benton
Burgess Meredith as Dan Sullivan
Virginia Grey as Mimsy
Warren Stevens as Michael Spalding
John van Dreelen as Christian Torben
Carl Benton Reid as The Judge
Teddy Quinn as Clay Anderson Jr. as a Boy
Frank Maxwell as Dr. Evans
Kaaren Verne as Nurse Riborg (as Karen Verne)
Joe De Santis as Carter (as Joe DeSantis)
Frank Marth as Det. Combs
Bing Russell as Police Sgt. Riley
Keir Dullea as Clay Anderson Jr.
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Director: David Lowell Rich
US | 100 minutes | 1966

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