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Madame Curie -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Paul Osborn (screen play) and
Hans Rameau (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
February 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
MR. and MRS. MINIVER together again
Plot:
Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Garson and Pidgeon, A Perfect Fit See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Greer Garson ... Marie Curie

Walter Pidgeon ... Pierre Curie

Henry Travers ... Eugene Curie
Albert Bassermann ... Professor Jean Perot

Robert Walker ... David Le Gros

C. Aubrey Smith ... Lord Kelvin

Dame May Whitty ... Madame Eugene Curie
Victor Francen ... President of University
Elsa Bassermann ... Madame Perot

Reginald Owen ... Dr. Becquerel

Van Johnson ... Reporter

Margaret O'Brien ... Irene Curie - Age 5
James Hilton ... Narration Spoken By (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariska Aldrich ... Tall Woman (uncredited)
Tony Carson ... Man at Accident (uncredited)
Ruth Cherrington ... Swedish Queen (uncredited)

Ray Collins ... Lecturer (voice) (uncredited)
Guy D'Ennery ... Professor (uncredited)
George Davis ... Cart Driver (uncredited)
Harold De Becker ... Professor (uncredited)
Franz Dorfler ... Assistant Tailor (uncredited)
Justine Duney ... Woman at Accident (uncredited)
Tay Dunn ... Man at Accident (uncredited)
William Edmunds ... Cart Driver (uncredited)
Nestor Eristoff ... Board Member (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Man at Accident (uncredited)
Edward Fielding ... Board Member (uncredited)

Howard Freeman ... Prof. Constant (voice) (uncredited)
Linda Lee Gates ... Perot Granddaughter (uncredited)
Marie Louise Gates ... Perot Granddaughter (uncredited)
Lisa Golm ... Lucille (uncredited)
Ilka Grüning ... Seamstress (uncredited)
Lumsden Hare ... Professor Roget (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr ... Son (uncredited)
James Kirkwood ... Board Member (uncredited)
Isabel La Mal ... Woman at Accident (uncredited)

Gene Lockhart ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Miles Mander ... Businessman (uncredited)
George Meader ... Singing Professor (uncredited)
Dickie Meyers ... Master Michaud (uncredited)
Noel Mills ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Photographer (uncredited)

Alan Napier ... Dr. Bladh (uncredited)
Moroni Olsen ... President of Businessman's Board (uncredited)
Maria Page ... Woman at Accident (uncredited)

Gigi Perreau ... Eve at 18 Months (uncredited)
Francis Pierlot ... Monsieur Michaud (uncredited)
Nita Pike ... Woman at Accident (uncredited)
Dorothy Raye ... Nurse (uncredited)
Almira Sessions ... Madame Michaud (uncredited)
Arthur Shields ... Businessman (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing ... King Oscar (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Driver (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge ... Board Member (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff ... Proud Papa (uncredited)
Marek Windheim ... Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
Frederick Worlock ... Businessman (uncredited)
Eustace Wyatt ... Doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mervyn LeRoy 
Albert Lewin (fired) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Paul Osborn (screen play) and
Hans Rameau (screen play) (as Paul H. Rameau)

Ève Curie (book "Madame Curie") (as Eve Curie)

Aldous Huxley  uncredited
Walter Reisch  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Sidney Franklin .... producer
E.J. Mannix .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Ruttenberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harold F. Kress (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Irene (costume supervision)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup creator
 
Production Management
Robert Cannon .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Andre .... assistant director (uncredited)
Harry Beaumont .... second unit director (uncredited)
Hugh Boswell .... assistant director (uncredited)
Al Shenberg .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Paul Groesse .... associate art director
Hugh Hunt .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Hackett .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Sharaff .... associate costume supervisor (as Sharaff)
Gile Steele .... costumes: men's
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Axt .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bronislau Kaper .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Snell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Edward Ward .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eugene Zador .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rudolph M. Langer .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
124 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #9500)

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Trivia:
The third film in three years to star Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon to be nominated for Best Picture. Blossoms in the Dust (1941) began the trend in 1941 with Mrs. Miniver (1942) sweeping the Oscars the following year.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Marie gets out of the chair, her hand is at first in her lap, but then on the arm rest.See more »
Quotes:
Pierre Curie:No true scientist can have anything to do with women.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Wedding MarchSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Garson and Pidgeon, A Perfect Fit, 19 June 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

For their third MGM collaboration, Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson were cast as Pierre and Marie Curie in this epic biographical drama about the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in science. The Curies contribution to science was a newly discovered element radium which did nothing less than alter how we think about matter itself.

The film carries the story of Marie Curie's life when she was a young student at the Sorbonne from Poland under her maiden name of Sklodowska. The mere fact she was a student there and a brilliant one was highly unusual for women in the 19th century. Her brilliance attracts the attention of young instructor there Pierre Curie, first her mind and then her heart.

Pierre and Marie Curie seem such a perfect fit for each other mainly because Pidgeon and Garson worked so well together on screen. Both got nominations for Best Actor and Actress for 1943, repeating what they had done for Mrs. Miniver in 1942. This was Pidgeon's second and last nomination. They lost to Paul Lukas and Jennifer Jones in their respective categories. The film itself was nominated for Best Picture but lost to Casablanca.

What I like most about Madame Curie is that you don't need a degree in physics to understand what's happening. The actors, the direction by Mervyn LeRoy and the script all are at their best.

Look for up and coming MGM stalwarts like Robert Walker and Van Johnson to play brief roles. Easy to tell why both became stars.

I think Madame Curie and her husband would both have liked the way they were portrayed in this film.

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