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Boy raised by adoptive parantes gets to defend her birth mother on court

Date: 90s or older.
Country of origin: Don't know, maybe France, seen it on Hungarian television.

It's about a young boy who is taken from his mother because authorities deem her unfit to raise him, because I think she stole a piece of clothing from a store.
The boy is raised by adoptive parents, he studies very diligently and becomes a lawyer.
As a young lawyer he is assigned to defend her own mother in some criminal case, he recognises her, but she doesn't recognise him.
It could be that the title of the movie has something to do with the boy's name.
It's not Madame X (1966) or Madame X (1981).
asked Jan 4, 2017 in Name That Movie by lavina (805 points)

It is too old, but is there any chance that it is
"Frisco Jenny"?

"Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district attorney dedicated to closing down such houses. When her underling proposes killing the DA, she kills the underling and must face execution."

Unfortunately no, I've gotten no reply.
I can see why you think it could be Frisco Jenny, but it wasn't black & white. Thanks anyways!