- 1 hr 54 min
Madeleine is a 1950 drama about a real life murder case. In 1857 a young woman in Glasgow, Scotland was accused of murdering her lover. The woman’s name was Madeleine Smith. Her trial was referred to as the trial of the century. It received substantial newspaper coverage, The movie tells Madeleine’s story prior to the 1857 trial. She was respectable woman from a very wealthy family. Her lover was a Frenchman named Emile L’ Angelier. They kept their love affair a secret from her family. Emile gets tired of hiding the relationship and wanted Madeleine let her family in on the secret. The couple ends the relationship. Emile later becomes ill and dies. An autopsy reveals the cause of death was arsenic poisoning.