The Sin of Madelon Claudet
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 20, 1991
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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
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[Hayes] flogs her big moments until they're dead.

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jay nixon
antique drama won helen hayes her first oscar and in parts she's very good other times you can tell she's use to stage acting and projecting to the… More
John Ballantine
Dated film that is all about Helen Hayes and how she managed to "play old" and "play young". The story must have been quite lurid at the… More