Madness of the Heart (1949)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Sep 20, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

In this melodrama, a London girl falls happily in love with a Frenchman and immediately goes blind. Convinced her affliction is a Divine punishment for her sins, she joins a convent. The good sisters know she does not belong there and gently convince her to leave. Shortly after returning to secular life, the Frenchman marries her and they move to France to live in his parents' manor. There, the poor bride begins feeling like an unwelcome guest and like someone wants her dead, but cannot prove it. She expresses her fears, but no one believes her and after a particularly terrible fight, she miscarries. Feeling unloved by her own husband, the poor woman returns to England. There she undergoes a potentially dangerous but successful operation to restore her sight. Still upset her husband's lack of belief, she returns to France to prove her allegations.



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