Madame X (1937 film)

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).

Madame X
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySam Wood
Gustav Machatý (uncredited)
Produced byJames Kevin McGuinness
Written byAlexandre Bisson (play)
John Meehan
StarringGladys George
Warren William
Music byDavid Snell
CinematographyJohn F. Seitz
Edited byFrank E. Hull
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • October 1, 1937 (1937-10-01)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States


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.


See also


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