A lurid tale of sex and psychosis, Madonna of the Seven Moons, directed by Arthur Crabtree, is among the wildest of the Gainsborough melodramas. Set in Italy, it begins as a comparatively sedate tale about a respectable, convent-raised woman (Phyllis Calvert) who is haunted by the memory of being raped as a teenager. But when her grown daughter returns from school, her life begins to unravel in monumentally surprising ways.

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Madonna of the Seven Moons (1944)

Mystery/Drama · 1h 50m

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A lurid tale of sex and psychosis, Madonna of the Seven Moons, directed by Arthur Crabtree, is among the wildest of the Gainsborough melodramas. Set in Italy, it begins as a comparatively sedate tale about a respectable, convent-raised woman (Phyllis Calvert) who is haunted by the memory of being raped as a teenager. But when her grown daughter returns from school, her life begins to unravel in monumentally surprising ways.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Company

Gainsborough Pictures
Cast
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Phyllis Calvert

Maddalena
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Stewart Granger

Nino
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Patricia Roc

Angela
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Peter Glenville

Sandro
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John Stuart

Guiseppe
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Reginald Tate

Ackroyd
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Peter Murray-Hill

Logan (as Peter Murray Hill)
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Dulcie Gray

Nesta
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Alan Haines

Evelyn
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Hilda Bayley

Mrs. Fiske
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Evelyn Darvell

Millie
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Nancy Price

Mama Barucci
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Jean Kent

Vittoria
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Amy Veness

Tessa
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Robert Speaight

Priest
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Eliot Makeham

Bossi
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Danny Green

Scorpi
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Helen Haye

Mother Superior
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Thea Wells

Convent sister (uncredited)
Crew
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Arthur Crabtree

Director
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Margery Lawrence

Writer
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Roland Pertwee

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Madonna of the Seven Moons

(DVD, THINpak)

10/9/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Madonna of the Seven Moons

(DVD)

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