In the 1970 Lee Marvin western, Monte Walsh, the eponymous protagonist learns rather suddenly that his woman, Martine, is dead. This caught me completely by surprise and led me to believe that this was a rather hackneyed attempt at increasing the tension. However, Wikipedia's summary introduces the character as:
Monte has a long-term relationship with an old flame, prostitute and saloon girl Martine Bernard (Jeanne Moreau), who suffers from tuberculosis.
When I watched the film, Martine appeared to be completely fine until she moves to a neighbouring town. Two-thirds of the way through the plot, we see her coughing as she has a drink. She apparently doesn't normally drink either and there is no hint in the dialogue that she is sick.
I'd like to know if there was any suggestion that she was sick before the scene where Monte is informed that "Martine is in a bad way".