Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary (1949)

In this film version of Gustave Flaubert's novel, James Mason appears as Flaubert, defending his inflammatory novel before a jury. Thus, the tragedy of Emma Bovary is offered as a product of Flaubert's imagination. The body of the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 25, 1949
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Grim melodrama, about the horrors of debt and living beyond your means.

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Emanuel Levy

One of Minnelli's most personal works, a film that embodies the glossy look of MGM and yet offers subversive interpretation of the classic novel, its modern heroine and the notion of romantic love.

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Aj V
A very interesting story, it makes me want to read the book too. The actors are great in this movie as well. I liked it.
jay nixon
High gloss MGM version of Flaubert tradegy. Not bad but not terribly compelling either. The ball is without a doubt the best scene, if only the rest was as… More
Sunil Jawahir
I got bored during parts of the book and it's obvious that this movie skips over some of those parts, which can be a little confusing but I liked it a good… More