Madame Curie (1943)

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Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.


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Complete credited cast:
Eugene Curie
Albert Bassermann ...
Professor Jean Perot
David Le Gros
Lord Kelvin
Madame Eugene Curie
Victor Francen ...
President of University
Elsa Bassermann ...
Madame Perot
Dr. Becquerel
James Hilton ...
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Biopic of the famed scientist and the work she did with her husband Pierre in the discovery of radium. Marie was a student at the Sorbonne studying for her Master's degree in physics when they first met. She received permission to use space in Professor Pierre Curie's laboratory. They soon fall in love and are married, working together on trying to isolate a radioactive substance Marie has identified as radium. Years of painstaking research and experimentation led to success and Marie and Pierre Curie shared the Nobel Prize in Physics. Sadly, Pierre was killed crossing the street in the rain when he was run over by a horse and wagon. Marie continued to work and make major contributions to science. Written by garykmcd

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MR. and MRS. MINIVER together again


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Release Date:

February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curie-Sklodowska  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Director Mervyn LeRoy replaced Albert Lewin, who was fired shortly before production began. See more »


On New Year's Eve, Pierre and Marie try to stay awake all night in an attempt to crystallize radium. At some point, they decide to take a nap. When Marie awakens, she asks Pierre the time and he says it is 5:00AM. In their laboratory, there is full daylight and one can see sunlight appearing through the windows. At the beginning of January in Paris, the sun does not rise by 5:00AM and thus, the room should have still been dark. See more »


Marie Curie: To catch a star on your fingertips.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Greer Garson (1961) See more »


Auprès de ma Blonde
Traditional French folk song
Whistled by both Robert Walker and Walter Pidgeon
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Unforgettable portrayal of an unforgettable duo
19 January 1999 | by (Bangalore, India) – See all my reviews

The movie depicts very realistically and very endearingly, the dedication of Pierre and Marie Curie in search of the new element radium. Flawless acting from Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Takes you back in time to the turn of the 20th century.

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