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

Betrayed by artist Neil Hamilton, Helen Hayes moves on to jewel thief Lewis Stone, who commits suicide to avoid arrest, leaving Hayes to her fate. After ten years in jail, Hayes walks the streets to raise enough money to support her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 24, 1931
DVD 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
Antonius Block
Helen Hayes is well worthy of the Oscar she won for her performance in this one. The role required her to play a young lover, single mother, wealthy… More