Madame Sin

Madame Sin
Directed by David Greene
Produced by Lew Grade
Lou Morheim
Robert Wagner
Julian Wintle
Written by David Greene
Barry Oringer
Starring Bette Davis
Robert Wagner
Music by Michael Gibbs
Cinematography Anthony B. Richmond
Release dates
15 January 1972 (US)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Madame Sin is a 1972 British thriller film directed by David Greene and starring Bette Davis, Robert Wagner, Denholm Elliott and Gordon Jackson. The screenplay was written by Greene and Barry Oringer.

Plot summary

The title character is a vicious villainess who commands a Thought Factory in the Scottish Highlands. Intent on achieving world domination, she kidnaps ex-CIA agent Anthony Lawrence and forces him to help her hijack a secret nuclear weapon, the Polaris submarine.



The film was originally a pilot for a weekly ABC series that failed to make the network's schedule. It was broadcast in the United States on 15 January 1972 and then released in other markets as a feature film.

Exteriors were filmed on location at Ascot, Berkshire; Mull, Argyll in Scotland; and Piccadilly in London. Interiors were shot at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.


Time Out London said, "Lots of exotic sets and outlandish secret weapons, just a pity it's all rather old hat Bond stuff. Still, with Denholm Elliott giving sterling support as her sycophantic aide, Davis has a ball with some genuinely monstrous lines."[1]


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