Madame Curie

"Excellent"

Madame Curie Review


Hey, I never thought the hunt for radium would make for an engrossing way to spend two hours, but Madame Curie reveals itself to be one of the most engaging biopics of its era. Reuniting the stars of Mrs. Miniver (as heralded on the poster), Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon make for perfect Marie and Pierre Curie, respectively. The film covers virtually their entire adult lives, from Marie's early interest in math and science to her "business only" marriage to Pierre, to their joint work searching for a mysterious radioactive substance in pitchblende ore, melting tons of material over many years and eventually coming up with a couple of grams of the stuff. While Pierre dies early (not from radiation poisoning, he was hit by a carriage), Marie would go on to win two Nobel Prizes. Her death (from radiation exposure) is off camera. Both Garson and Pidgeon are outstanding, and the film's treatment of science is both incredibly realistic and, shockingly, a lot of fun.


Madame Curie

Facts and Figures

Run time: 124 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 1st February 1944

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Loew's

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Fresh: 5 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

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Starring: as Marie Curie, as Pierre Curie, as Eugene Curie, as Professor Jean Perot, as David Le Gros, C. Aubrey Smith as Lord Kelvin, as Madame Eugene Curie, Victor Francen as President of University, Elsa Bassermann as Madame Perot, as Dr. Becquerel, Van Johnson as Reporter, Margaret O'Brien as Irene Curie - Age 5, as Narration Spoken By (voice)

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