Madame X

David Lowell Rich (director)
Jean Holloway (screenwriter)
Alexandre Bisson (playwright)
Lana Turner, john Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith (starring)

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1966. Two vintage studio still photographs from the 1966 film noir. Snipe printed on the verso of one image.

Based on the stage play by Alexandre Bisson, popularized in novel form by J.W. McConaughy, and the seventh film version. Holly Parker (Turner) is married to respected diplomat Clay Anderson (Forsythe), but they rarely get to see each other, leading Holly to pursue other men, notably carefree playboy, Phil Benton (Montalban). Phil soon dies in an accident, and Holly, panicked, flees to Mexico, leaving behind her young son. Addicted to drugs and making a living as a prostitute in a cheap hotel in Mexico, she meets Dan Sullivan (Meredith), a criminal who tries to involve Holly in a blackmail scheme. When she discovers her husband Clay is the target, she kills Sullivan. Unable to afford a lawyer, she is assigned a dedicated young public defender, whom she soon recognizes as her son. Keeping her identity secret so as not to tarnish her son's image of her, Holly is tried as "Madame X."

Shot on location in California.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus light toning and light edgewear.

Grant US.

[Book #139824]