After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy ... See full summary »
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
This film's television premiere took place in Seattle Tuesday 4 December 1956 on KING (Channel 5), followed by Hartford CT 8 February 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), by Portland OR 17 February 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by Syracuse 24 February 1957 on WHEN (Channel 8), by Honolulu 7 May 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), by Los Angeles 14 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), by Philadelphia Friday 20 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Altoona PA 18 October 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Chicago 23 November 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by 20 April 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), by New York City 2 September 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), and by Minneapolis 13 October 1958 on WTCN (Channel 11). See more »
When Marie is sitting comatose in the parlor, and the old professor is giving her a pep-talk to snap her out of her depression, he tells her there are more stars to catch between her fingers. As she sits there motionless, there is a bottle and small pile of pills on the table next to her. Then the professor leaves and she awakens from her trance, she gets out of her chair ... but now the table has fabric laying across it where the bottle of pills once was. The fabric might be a shawl, but then the audience does not see her remove it. See more »
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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