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Follows the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.

Director: Marie Noelle
Stars: Karolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, Charles Berling
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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.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Albert Lewin
Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers
Biography | Comedy | Drama
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A humoristic view of the lives of Marie and Pierre Curie and their discoveries around radioactivity.

Director: Claude Pinoteau
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Philippe Noiret, Charles Berling
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Director: Gideon Bradshaw
Stars: David Malone, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Julie Des Jardins
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 Marie Curie (5 episodes, 1977)
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 Pierre Curie (4 episodes, 1977)
Richard Bebb ...
 Professor Appell (4 episodes, 1977)
James Berwick ...
 Professor Lipmann (4 episodes, 1977)
Penelope Lee ...
 Bronya (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Paul Langevin (3 episodes, 1977)
Maurice Denham ...
 Eugene Curie (3 episodes, 1977)
Hugh Dickson ...
 Jean Perrin (3 episodes, 1977)
Sally Home ...
 Henriette Perrin (3 episodes, 1977)
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Covers more than the original "Madame Curie"
28 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This, as I recall, was a pretty daring new look at the life and times of Marya (Marie) Sklodovska Curie, particularly at the sad and scandalous early years of her long widowhood. It appears the lonely, needy Marie had an affair, or almost had one, with a fellow scientist and admirer who ended up staying in his rocky marriage. In any case, their letters were leaked to the press by his wife and/or their scientific rivals, and Marie was nearly driven from the respected position she had achieved.

This was all glossed over by her admiring daughter Eve in the otherwise excellent biogaphy she wrote about her mother... In part due to natural loyalty, and the fact that Eve was still a young child by the time these events had played out. By the time Eve was in her teens, Marie was once again restored to a condition of esteem (and, apparently, celibacy) which she retained until the end.

I'd like to see this again, one DVD if it's out there, as I recall the good and convincing performance by Jean Lapotaire, who appeared in numerous English historical minseries back then, which were later shown on US educational TV. (Where we "high-brows" sought edgy entertainment before everyone had HBO and Showtime.)


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