Madame X (1937 film)

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Madame X
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sam Wood
Gustav Machatý (uncredited)
Screenplay by John Meehan
Based onLa femme X
1908 play
by Alexandre Bisson
Produced by James Kevin McGuinness
Starring Gladys George
Warren William
Cinematography John F. Seitz
Edited by Frank E. Hull
Music by David Snell
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • October 1, 1937 (1937-10-01)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

Madame X is a 1937 American drama film, a sanitized remake of several Pre-Code films of the same name. [1] [2] It was directed by Sam Wood, with additional direction by Gustav Machatý (uncredited). The film is based on the 1908 play by French playwright Alexandre Bisson (1848–1912).



A woman who cheated on her loving husband is thrown out of her home by said husband. Twenty years later, she finds herself accused of murder for saving her son, who does not know who she is, as he was raised without her. He finds himself defending her without knowing her background.


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  1. Variety film review; September 9, 1937, p. 14.
  2. Harrison's Reports film review; October 16, 1937, p. 166