A young, unfaithful wife and mother is thrown out by her husband and barred from ever seeing her three year old son again despite her earnest attempts to make amends. For many years the mother seeks refuge overseas and in Absinthe. In the end, her son, a young and promising lawyer unknowingly defends her in court.Ruth Chatterton gives a marvelous performance in this early talkie in her portraial of Madame X.
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|Ruth Chatterton||Jacqueline Floriot|
|Lewis Stone||Louis Floriot|
|Raymond Hackett||Raymond Floriot|
|Sidney Toler||Dr. Merivel|
|Carroll Nye||Darrell, a Naval Officer|
|Eugenie Besserer||Rose, Floriot's Servant|
|Claude King||Valmorin, the Prosecutor (as Claud King)|
|John P. Edington||Doctor|
|Mitchell Lewis||Colonel Hanby|
|Ullrich Haupt||Laroque (as Ullrich Haupt)|
|Alexandre Bisson||Theatre Play|