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Madame Curie (1943)

Passed  -  Biography | Drama | Romance  -  February 1944 (USA)
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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:
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Eugene Curie
Albert Bassermann ...
Professor Jean Perot
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David Le Gros
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Lord Kelvin
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Madame Eugene Curie
Victor Francen ...
President of University
Elsa Bassermann ...
Madame Perot
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Dr. Becquerel
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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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Curie-Sklodowska  »

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Originally planned for Greta Garbo and Spencer Tracy to star in. See more »

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After Pierre's street accident, when the men come to tell Marie, she comes into the hallway and puts her hand on the dowel of the railing; in the next shot, her hand is down, and she puts it up on the dowel again. See more »

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[last lines]
[Madame Curie addresses a large gathering of scientists]
Marie Curie: Even now, after twenty-five years of intensive research, we feel there is a great deal still to be done. We have made many discoveries. Pierre Curie and the suggestions we have found in his notes, and his thoughts he expressed to me have helped to guide us to them. But no one of us can do much. Yet, each of us, perhaps, can catch some gleam of knowledge which, modest and insufficient of itself, may add to man's dream of truth. ...
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Greer Garson (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
In the score as Pierre and Marie start on their honeymoon
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From Poland to the Pantheon
14 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

You do not change a winning team:so they took Mr and Mrs Minniver to portray Pierre Curie et Madame Curie.

The movie got chilly reviews in France ,some critics going as far as to write Mrs Garson was not well cast as Madame Curie and that the movie was boring and languid.

I'm French and I do not agree with them. Even if Greer Garson does not resemble Marie Curie ,she is very convincing as the scientist ;only a small part of her life was filmed ;the movie stops with Pierre's tragic death :her second Nobel prize ,her role during WW1 ,her daughter Irene who became a great scientist too,all this is passed over in silence.After Pierre 's death,Marie had a love affair with a married man,which did not fit well into the picture of the absolutely perfect woman the screen writers wanted to show to the world.Male chauvinism,which was rampant at the time,did not spare Marie either.

This is minor quibble:the movie is good,sometimes excellent,mainly in the scenes depicting the long research in an icy ware-house.

People interested in Marie Curie should try and watch "Une Femme Honorable" ,a MTV work starring Marie -Christine Barrault ,a miniseries which covers the whole life of Madame Curie.


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