Madame X (1920 film)
|Directed by||Frank Lloyd|
|Produced by||Goldwyn Pictures|
|Written by||J.E. Nash
|Based on||La femme X...
by Alexandre Bisson
|Studio||Goldwyn Pictures Corporation|
|Distributed by||Goldwyn Distributing Company|
|Running time||70 minutes|
Madame X is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Pauline Frederick. The film is based on the 1908 play La femme X..., by French playwright Alexandre Bisson, and was adapted for the screen by J.E. Nash and Frank Lloyd. A copy of this film survives at the George Eastman House.
A woman is thrown out of her home by her jealous husband and sinks into depravity. Twenty years later, she finds herself accused of murder for saving her son, who does not know who she is. He finds himself defending her without knowing her background.
- Pauline Frederick as Jacqueline Floriot
- William Courtleigh as Louis Floriot
- Casson Ferguson as Raymond Floriot
- Maude Louis as Rose Dubois (as Maud Louis)
- Hardee Kirkland as Dr. Chessel
- Alan Roscoe as Cesaire Noel
- John Hohenvest as M. Valmorin
- Correan Kirkham as Helene Valmorin
- Sidney Ainsworth as Laroque
- Lionel Belmore as M. Robert Parissard
- Willard Louis as M. Merival
- Cesare Gravina as Victor
- Maude George as Marie
It was common at that time for American state film censorship boards to require cuts in films for reasons of morality or to promote the common good. One noted cut in this film required by the Pennsylvania film board was in a scene with Jesus and the woman taken in adultery and removed an intertitle card with a New Testament verse on sin and casting stones.
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