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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:
Very Good Biopic 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:
In her final years at MGM, Joan Crawford was handed weak scripts in the hopes that she'd break her contract. Two films she hungered to appear in were Random Harvest (1942) and Madame Curie (1943). Both films went to bright new star Greer Garson instead, and Crawford left the studio soon after.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Pierre looks at the final crystalization, Marie has a shawl over both shoulders, then only the right, then on both again but pulled back slightly, then on both again fully.See more »
Quotes:
Marie Curie:To catch a star on your fingertips.See more »
Soundtrack:
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little StarSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Very Good Biopic, 26 October 2007
Author: Mike-764 (michaelnella@yahoo.com) from Flushing, NY

The story of Marie Curie who at the beginning of the film is a Polish student at the Sorbonne who is given the opportunity for working with Dr. Pierre Curie on his experiments when the two learn of a fellow professor who has found a rock that seems to give off its own light and energy despite being deep underground for centuries. The two find that it must contain a new element, more radioactive that uranium. The two are able to isolate the new element despite the hardships of inadequate lab equipment, the birth of a young daughter, their colleagues questioning their work, and numerous failed experiments. Excellent film dealing with the hard work of the Curies and the realization that hard work and commitment will pay off (nice ideal during the war years). Garson and Pidgeon build on the great chemistry the two had in Mrs. Miniver, and are helped by an excellent supporting cast. The screenplay and LeRoy's direction do each other perfect justice by combining the romance and drama superbly. Rating, 8.

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