Madame Bovary

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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

  1. Robert Ardrey


  2. Gustave Flaubert


  3. Vincente Minnelli


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  1. Jennifer Jones

    Jennifer Jones

    Emma Bovary

  2. James Mason

    James Mason

    Gustave Flaubert

  3. Van Heflin

    Van Heflin

    Charles Bovary

  4. Louis Jourdan

    Louis Jourdan

    Rodolphe Boulanger

  5. Alf Kjellin

    Alf Kjellin

    Leon Dupuis

  6. Gene Lockhart

    Gene Lockhart

    J. Homais

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • August 25, 1949



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Do you know, Charles, why that clock strikes? To announce the death of another hour.

Madame Bovary is directed by Vincente Minnelli and adapted to screenplay by Robert Ardrey from the Gustave Flaubert novel. It stars Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan, Alf Kjellin, Gene Lockhart and James Mason. Music is by Miklós Rózsa and cinematography by Robert H. Planck.

It's most interesting now watching Minnelli's picture and being able to place it in the time it was made. Also of major interest is reading up on what the critics of the time had to say about it. This version is an undoubted... read the rest.

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