Madeleine

Ti104386_large
Year:
1950
Running time:
91 minutes
Studio:
ITV
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
David Lean
Starring:
Ann Todd, Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Sellars, Ivan Desny
Digital Cinema
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Description

In this period drama, set in Victorian Glasgow and based on a true story, Lean exploits the ambiguous and enigmatic screen presence of Ann Todd. Here she plays a young woman who, rebelling against her patriarchal father, falls for a penniless but exploitative French aristocrat who later dies of arsenic poisoning. Madeleine is anything but a victim, daring to expose her sexuality. Guy Green's deep focus photography owes much to CITIZEN KANE.

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