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Madame Curie (1943)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | February 1944 (USA)
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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Airs Sat. Mar. 04, 6:15 AM on TCM

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. See more awards »
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Professor Jean Perot
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Lord Kelvin
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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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February 1944 (USA)  »

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Curie-Sklodowska  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Only one scene in the entire film--a long shot of the Curies on honeymoon--was actually filmed outside of the studio, and even that was second unit. See more »

Goofs

When Marie determines chemical composition of pitchblende, 7 minerals add to 99%, one mineral (magnesium oxide) is .99% and the "extraneous matter" of .001% all adds up to 99.991%. Presumably the mag-Ox should be .999%, otherwise, the actual extraneous matter would be 10 times greater (.01%) than Marie's stated measurement. See more »

Quotes

Marie Curie: To catch a star on your fingertips.
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Soundtracks

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
(uncredited)
from the French melody "Ah ! vous dirai-je, Maman" (music first published 1761)
Played on piano by Linda Lee Gates and Marie Louise Gates
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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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