Madness of the Heart

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| Film | | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama, Romance | 1h 15min |
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Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Paul Dupuis, Kathleen Byron | Director: Charles Bennett

A blind girl marries a French aristocrat and has to cope with a jealous neighbour

A London girl falls happily in love with a Frenchman, Paul, only to go blind. After briefly seeking solace in her childhood convent, Lydia returns with her new love to secular life. The couple move into Paul’s parents’ château in the south of France – but does somebody want Lydia dead?

Cast (25)

Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Lydia Garth
Paul Dupuis
Paul de Vandiere
British actress, Kathleen Byron
Verite Faimont
Photo of British actor, Maxwell Reed (1)
Maxwell Reed
Joseph Rondolet
Thora Hird
Rosa
Raymond Lovell
Comte de Vandiere
Maurice Denham
Dr Simon Blake
David Hutcheson
Max Ffoliott
Cathleen Nesbitt
Mother Superior
Peter Illing
Dr Matthieu
Jack McNaughton
Attendant
Pamela Stirling
Felicite
Marie Burke
Comtesse de Vandiere
Marie Ault
Nun
Joy Harington
Sister Agnes
Kynaston Reeves
Sir Robert Hammond
Sheila Raynor
Nun
Marcel Poncin
Frenchman
Stafford Byrne
Porter
Patricia Cutts
Girl at bookstall
Betty Blake
Woman at bookstall
Cynthia Teale
Gwennie
Muriel Russell
Millie
Sam Lysons
Priest
Paul Anthony
Acolyte
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Director

Charles Bennett

Producer

Richard Wainwright

Writer

(screenplay)

Production company

Two Cities Films
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Sketch magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Madness of the Heart.  27th April, 1949.
Margaret Lockwood (as Lydia Garth) in a photograph from Madness of the Heart (1949) (27)
A Day with Margaret Lockwood.   In the morning Margaret Lockwood plays in a scene which is set in a hospital room.   She has just had an eye operation.   While the camera is lined up Director Charles Bennett gives a demonstration of the type of hospital visitor that is a joy to have around.   He brings grapes and eats them all himself.
Spanish poster for Madness of the Heart (1949) (1)
Maurice Denham (as Dr Simon Blake) and Margaret Lockwood (as Lydia Garth) in a photograph from Madness of the Heart (1949) (25)
Lydia Garth (Margaret Lockwood) enters the nunnery in Madness of the Heart
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Foto Romanzo Cine Romanzo magazine with Paul Dupuis and  Margaret Lockwood in Madness of the Heart.  1954, issue number 19.  (Italian)
Main title from Madness of the Heart (1949) (5). From the novel by Flora Sandstrom
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Margaret Lockwood (as Lydia Garth) in a photograph from Madness of the Heart (1949) (21)
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Margaret Lockwood (as Lydia Garth) and Paul Dupuis (as Paul de Vandiere) in a photograph from Madness of the Heart (1949) (20)
Margaret Lockwood (as Lydia Garth) in a photograph from Madness of the Heart (1949) (19)
Margaret Lockwood (as Lydia Garth) in a photograph from Madness of the Heart (1949) (18)
Margaret Lockwood (as Lydia Garth) in a photograph from Madness of the Heart (1949) (17)
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Film Post magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Madness of the Heart.  Autumn issue, 1949.
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Illustrierte Film Bühne magazine with Paul Dupuis and  Margaret Lockwood in Madness of the Heart.  Issue number 774.  (German)  Die Rivalin.
Illustrierte Film Bühne magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Madness of the Heart.  1949, issue number 774.  (German)
Picture Show magazine with Paul Dupuis and  Margaret Lockwood in Madness of the Heart.  3rd September, 1949.
Margaret Lockwood (as Lydia Garth) in a photograph from Madness of the Heart (1949) (1)
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