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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
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Release Date:
February 1944 (USA) See more »
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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:
Outstanding - an overlooked and forgotten masterpiece 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:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 16, 1946 with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon reprising their film roles.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
[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...
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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding - an overlooked and forgotten masterpiece, 16 March 1999
Author: Pelrad from Shanghai, China

"Madame Curie" is the beautiful and intriguing biography of the scientist who discovered radium. The direction was brilliant; the plot unfolded in such a way that there was never a dull moment. There was a nice balance between Curie's personal life - her falling in love with a fellow scientist and marrying him - and her scientific work. Many of these kind of films are "over the heads" of the average viewers, pretentiously spewing out scientific jargon at such a fast pace that one gets lost. But "Madame Curie" was easy to follow, in fact interesting and exciting. Greer Garson (as Curie) is such a jewel of an actress and has been all-too-forgotten.

What made me so captivated by this film was that the scientific world is quite bereft of female expertise, especially back in those days! It was soothing to see a woman use her intelligence and not be stopped by the social obstacles society threw in her way to discourage her from triumph. Her qualities of perseverance were breathtaking; she just wouldn't give up. A number of years ago, I came across a list, put together by historians, of the 100 most influential people in history. Madame Curie was just about the only female on the list!

"Madame Curie" is outstanding - an overlooked and forgotten masterpiece. (10 out of 10)

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