Madam Satan

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  • 1930
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 6.3  (1,234)

Madam Satan is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical comedy directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, and Lillian Roth. The movie tells the story of Angela Brooks (Kay Johnson), a beautiful and wealthy socialite who fears her husband Bob (Reginald Denny) is having an affair with his secretary Trixie (Lillian Roth). In an attempt to win back her husband's love, Angela creates the alter-ego of Madam Satan, a seductive and mysterious character who attracts her husband's attention at a costume party aboard a dirigible, where the climax takes place.

The movie starts with Angela being ignored by her husband Bob, who is too busy working on his inventions to care about her. Angela confides in her friend, the socialite Trixie, who reassures her that all men cheat and that she should fight fire with fire. Angela decides to take Trixie’s advice and comes up with a plan to seduce Bob back into her arms.

The next day, Angela attends a party where Bob is also present, but they are seated at different tables. Angela gets bored and decides to leave the party, but before she can, the party hostess convinces her to stay for the main attraction, which is a musical number by the famous singer Lillian Roth. During Lillian Roth's performance, Angela secretly slips away to change into her Madam Satan costume.

Angela, in her costume, makes a grand entrance and steals the show, charming everyone in the room, including Bob, who is now smitten with her. After an exciting dance sequence, the couple ends up outside on the dirigible's deck, where Angela reveals her true identity to Bob.

The climax of the movie takes place during a big storm, where the dirigible is in danger of crashing. The passengers, including Angela, Bob, Trixie, and Lillian Roth, are forced to put on their parachutes and jump out of the dirigible. In a suspenseful sequence, Angela and Bob struggle to make it safely to the ground, and just when they think they have made it, they get caught in a tree.

Madam Satan is a tale of jealousy, deception, and love that captures the audience's attention from the beginning to the end. The movie is a true showcase of Cecil B. DeMille's skills as a director, featuring lavish musical numbers, spectacular special effects, and impressive aerial sequences. The movie's themes of love, forgiveness, and second chances still resonate with audiences today, making it a must-see classic.

Overall, Madam Satan is a fun, entertaining, and visually stunning movie that is a must-watch for fans of Pre-Code Hollywood, musicals, and classic cinema.

Madam Satan is a 1930 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    6.3  (1,234)