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Madame Curie

Every inch a great picture. Madame Curie absorbingly tells of the struggle and heartaches that ultimately resulted in the discovery of radium.

With:
Greer Garson Walter Pidgeon Robert Walker Van Johnson Margaret O'Brien Henry Travers

Every inch a great picture. Madame Curie absorbingly tells of the struggle and heartaches that ultimately resulted in the discovery of radium.

Sidney Franklin, producer, and Mervyn LeRoy, director, have instilled into the story of Madame Curie and her scientist-husband a particularly high degree of entertainment value where in less-skilled hands the romance of radium and its discovery may have struck out.

While the events leading up to the discovery of radium and the fame it brought Madame Curie are of the greatest underlying importance to the picture as entertainment, it’s the love story that dominates all the way. Thus, this is not just the saga of a great scientist nor just a story of test tubes and laboratories.

Film is based on the book Madame Curie, written by Eve Curie, daughter of the Polish teacher-scientist who quite by accident came upon the source of the element. It is adapted with great skill by Paul Osborn and Paul H. Rameau, with a few stretches of narration by James Hilton. It throws Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon together immediately after the opening and, as the romance between them ripens, it gathers terrific momentum.

1943: Nominations: Best Picture, Actor (Walter Pidgeon), Actress (Greer Garson), B&W Cinematography, B&W Art Direction, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture, Sound

Madame Curie

Production: M-G-M. Director Mervyn LeRoy; Producer Sidney Franklin; Screenplay Paul Osborn, Paul Rameau; Camera Joseph Ruttenberg; Editor Harold F. Kress; Music Herbert Stothart; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1943. Running time: 125 MIN.

With: Greer Garson Walter Pidgeon Robert Walker Van Johnson Margaret O'Brien Henry Travers

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