Saturday Night Cinema: Madeleine

Tonight’s Saturday Night Cinema is Madeleine, directed by the master of cinema, David Lean. Madeleine tells the true story of a 19th Century trial that scandalized the British middle classes. Where did the truth lie? Watch and make up your own mind.

The closing speech of the defense barrister was a work of poetry.

David Lean’s Madeleine was inspired by a true story that rocked the English legal system to its foundations in the mid-19th century. Told in flashback, the film explains why...


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