The Sin of Madelon Claudet (The Lullaby)
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The Sin of Madelon Claudet (The Lullaby)
In the space of 74 minutes, Helen Hayes goes from na´ve French country lass to elderly harridan in Sin of Madelon Claudet. Is it any wonder that she won an Academy Award? (She truly deserved this Oscar; the jury is still out concerning her cutesy supporting turn in 1969's Airport, which also copped her the gold statuette). Betrayed by artist Neil Hamilton, Hayes moves on to jewel thief Lewis Stone, who commits suicide to avoid arrest, leaving Hayes to her fate. After ten years in jail for her complicity in Stone's crimes, Hayes turns to the only profession open to her. She walks the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Helen Hayes won her first Oscar for playing a self-sacrificing mother in this MGM soap opera, scripted by husband Charles MacArthur, which was part of femme-driven film cycle that included the Oscar-nominated Madame X and Sarah and Son."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"[Hayes] flogs her big moments until they're dead."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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