The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Edgar Selwyn and produced by Irving Thalberg.
Academy Awards 1931/32 --- Ceremony Number 5 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Helen Hayes||Won|
Pre-Code Crazy: The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)By shadowsandsatin on Mar 1, 2015 From Shadows and Satin
I?m going to just jump right in here. My Pre-Code Crazy pick for March (March? Geez, it was just Thanksgiving!) is The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931). There?s a whole lot of pre-Codey stuff going on in this 76-minute film. Pre-marital sex. Cohabitation without benefit of clergy. Illegitimate birth. S... Read full article
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Madelon Claudet: You know, it's the queerest thing. When I was a little girl, Father Matthew used to say to us children, "You pay for everything - everything in this life." And last night when we were dancing, I thought of him, and I laughed to myself and said, "What an old fool you are, Father Matthew..." But he was right. And I'm paying.
Carlo Boretti: Sit here my dear. Oh wait, I want to get this cushion... it brings out all the blue that's sleeping in your eyes.
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According to Anthony Holden's book "Behind the Oscar" (1993), M.G.M. production chief Irving Thalberg, when pondering a soap-opera-ish script, gave it the green light with the immortal words, "Let's face it. We win Academy Awards with crap like 'Madelon Claudet.'"
Edward Knoblock's play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 17 September 1923 and closed in January 1924 after 144 performances. The opening night cast included May Robson, Rose Hobart, Frank Morgan, Leonard Mudie and Charles Trowbridge.
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