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 »
After Pierre's street accident, when the men come to tell Marie, she comes into the hallway and puts her hand on the dowel of the railing; in the next shot, her hand is down, and she puts it up on the dowel again. See more »
Hollywood did a lot of biography pictures in the 1940s. Most of them were awfully good, though a little bit too idealized. Almost all were pretty entertaining. Among them, there are some standouts, such as Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet and Madame Curie. This film was reasonably faithful to her real story, though most notably Greer Garson was a tall lady and Ms. Curie was, according to everything I have read, a tiny little woman. And, thankfully, the MGM people didn't change how her husband died (such as having him survive in order to give the movie an upbeat ending). So what we have is a good primer for kids and teens about the accomplishments of this great lady.
Garson and Pigeon did a nice job--give it a try.
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