Madame Bovary Movie Review 1949

Information and Film Reviews for Madame Bovary the Movie

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Young adultress with delusions of romantic love finds only despair, even in this Hollywood version of Flaubert's classic. Mason/Flaubert is put on trial for indecency following publication of the novel, with the story told from the witness stand. While this device occasionally slows the narrative, astute direction helps the plot along. Minnelli's handling of the celebrated ball sequence is superb.


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Available on VHS
Running time 115 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Tragedy, Period Piece: 19th Century, Books to Film: Gustov Flaubert
Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan, James Mason, Gene Lockhart, Gladys Cooper, George Zucco
Vincente Minnelli
Miklos Rozsa
MGM, Pandro S. Berman

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