• Madame Bovary (1949)

Madame Bovary

Release Date: 1949

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2007

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Based on the French literary classic, this drama presents author Gustave Flaubert (James Mason) narrating his tale of infidelity and narcissism. After marrying small-town doctor Charles Bovary (Van Heflin), Emma (Jennifer Jones) becomes tired of her limited social status and begins to have affairs, first with the young Leon Dupuis (Christopher Kent) and later with the wealthy Rodolphe Boulanger (Louis Jourdan). Eventually, however, her self-involved behavior catches up with her.

Cast: Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan, James Mason, Christopher Kent, Gene Lockhart, Frank Allenby, Gladys Cooper

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Emotional, France, Doctor, Small town, Husband, Temptation, Fall, Love, Marriage, Wife

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