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Madame Curie (1943)

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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 (uncredited)

Writers:

Paul Osborn (screen play), Hans Rameau (screen play) (as Paul H. Rameau) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 7 Oscars. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
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
May Whitty ... Madame Eugene Curie (as Dame May Whitty)
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 James Hilton ... Narration Spoken By (voice)
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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 garykmcd

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A LOVE SO GREAT...it made the impossible come true! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Lyric Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - August 2, 1944) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Director Mervyn LeRoy replaced Albert Lewin, who was fired shortly before production began. See more »

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Even though Marie is shown with Blond hair, the real Marie Curie had Brown hair. See more »

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Marie Curie: To catch a star on your fingertips.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Greer Garson (1961) See more »

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Auprès de ma Blonde
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Traditional French folk song
Whistled by both Robert Walker and Walter Pidgeon
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From Poland to the Pantheon
14 June 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

You do not change a winning team:so they took Mr and Mrs Minniver to portray Pierre Curie et Madame Curie.

The movie got chilly reviews in France ,some critics going as far as to write Mrs Garson was not well cast as Madame Curie and that the movie was boring and languid.

I'm French and I do not agree with them. Even if Greer Garson does not resemble Marie Curie ,she is very convincing as the scientist ;only a small part of her life was filmed ;the movie stops with Pierre's tragic death :her second Nobel prize ,her role during WW1 ,her daughter Irene who became a great scientist too,all this is passed over in silence.After Pierre 's death,Marie had a love affair with a married man,which did not fit well into the picture of the absolutely perfect woman the screen writers wanted to show to the world.Male chauvinism,which was rampant at the time,did not spare Marie either.

This is minor quibble:the movie is good,sometimes excellent,mainly in the scenes depicting the long research in an icy ware-house.

People interested in Marie Curie should try and watch "Une Femme Honorable" ,a MTV work starring Marie -Christine Barrault ,a miniseries which covers the whole life of Madame Curie.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1944 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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