The Sin of Madelon Claudet

1931 film by Edgar Selwyn

The Sin of Madelon Claudet is a 1931 American drama movie. The screenplay was adapted from the play The Lullaby by Edward Knoblock. It tells the story of a woman who was put in jail for the crime she did not commit and later had to turn to theft and prostitution to support her son.

The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Directed byEdgar Selwyn
Written byCharles MacArthur
Ben Hecht (uncredited)
Produced byIrving Thalberg
StarringHelen Hayes
Lewis Stone
Jean Hersholt
Robert Young
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Edited byTom Held
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • October 24, 1931 (1931-10-24)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States

In 1932 Helen Hayes won an Academy Award for her leading role in it and was named a Favorite Actress at the first Venice Film Festival.