Madame Curie

Madame Curie

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Walker

     
 

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Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon team for the third time in this fact-based biography directed by Mervyn Leroy, based on Eve Curie's book about her mother. In early 1900s Paris, poor Polish student Marie (Greer Garson) gets a chance to study magnetism with kindly professor Jean Perot (Albert Basserman). Perot also arranges for the shy scientist Pierre Curie (Walter

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Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon team for the third time in this fact-based biography directed by Mervyn Leroy, based on Eve Curie's book about her mother. In early 1900s Paris, poor Polish student Marie (Greer Garson) gets a chance to study magnetism with kindly professor Jean Perot (Albert Basserman). Perot also arranges for the shy scientist Pierre Curie (Walter Pidgeon) to share the lab with Marie. As they work together, Pierre and Marie fall in love. Pierre eventually musters up the courage to ask her to marry him, and she accepts. After their honeymoon, Marie becomes obsessed with a piece of pitchblende that has been displaying some peculiar properties. After five years of work, Marie discovers radium. But as the years go on, Marie and Pierre struggle to raise money to continue their research, hoping to one day be able to isolate radium from the pitchblende.

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During MGM's Hollywood heyday, even the discovery of radium could seem glamorous. Such is the achievement of Madame Curie, as realized in the performance of Greer Garson as the famous scientist Marie Curie, with Walter Pidgeon as her scientist husband Pierre. Garson and Pidgeon had scored earlier with Mrs. Miniver. More historically accurate than most biopics of its time, this 1943 film was directed with customary aplomb by Mervyn Le Roy and received seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Based on a book by the scientists' daughter Eve, the screenplay by Paul Osborn and Paul H. Rameau combined romance with edification, a sure-fire recipe for success in that era.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2012
UPC:
0883316677759
Original Release:
1943
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
2:04:00
Sales rank:
10,300

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greer Garson Mme. Marie Curie
Walter Pidgeon Pierre Curie
Robert Walker David LeGros
Albert Basserman Prof. Jean Perot
Van Johnson Reporter
Margaret O'Brien Irene at Age Five
Henry Travers Eugene Curie
C. Aubrey Smith Lord Kelvin
May Whitty Mme. Eugene Curie
Elsa Basserman Madame Perot
Reginald Owen Dr. Becquerel
Mariska Aldrich Tall Woman
Ruth Cherrington Swedish Queen
Guy D'Ennery Professor
George Davis Actor
Harold de Becker Actor
William Edmunds Cart Driver
Al Ferguson Actor
Edward Fielding Actor
Dorothy Gilmore Nurse
Lisa Golm Lucille
James Hilton Narrator
Teddy Infuhr Son
James Kirkwood Actor
Isabelle Lamore Actor
Leo Mostovoy Photographer
Francis Pierlot M. Michaud
Charles Trowbridge Board Member
Michael Visaroff Proud Papa
Marek Windheim Jewelry Salesman
Frederic Worlock Businessman
Eustace Wyatt Doctor
Nestor Eristoff Board Member
Tony Carson Actor
Nita Pike People at Accident
Ray Collins Lecturer
Victor Francen President of University
Howard Freeman Prof. Constant
Lumsden Hare Prof. Roget
Gene Lockhart Actor
Miles Mander Businessman
George Meader Singing Professor
Alan Napier Dr. Bladh
Moroni Olsen President of Businessmen's Board
Gigi Perreau Eva at Age 18 Months
Almira Sessions Mme. Michaud
Arthur Shields Businessman
Wyndham Standing King Oscar
Ray Teal Driver

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director
Jack Dawn Makeup
Sidney Franklin Producer
Cedric Gibbons Production Designer
Paul Groesse Production Designer
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
Harold Kress Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Paul Osborn Screenwriter
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
Herbert Stothart Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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