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Madame Curie


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  • Actors: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Albert Bassermann, Robert Walker
  • Directors: Albert Lewin, Jacques Tourneur, Mervyn LeRoy
  • Writers: Aldous Huxley, Hans Rameau, N. Gayle Gitterman, Paul Osborn, Richard Goldstone
  • Format: Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JN9G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,680 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Madame Curie" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 1937 Oscar-nominated Pete Smith Specialty MGM short: "Romance of Radium"
  • Greer Garson Trailer Gallery: Goodbye Mr. Chips '39, Madame Curie, Mrs. Miniver, Pride and Prejudice, Random Harvest

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Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Rating: NR
Release Date: 30-JAN-2007
Media Type: DVD

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Based on the book by Ève Curie, Madame Curie is a tender tribute to the two-time Nobel Prize winner (and first female recipient). Narrated by screenwriter James Hilton (Mrs. Miniver), the biopic begins in the 1890s while Marie Sklodowska (Oscar winner Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver) is enrolled at the Sorbonne. She's a poor Polish exchange student with a passion for physics and chemistry. When he finds out about her precarious financial situation, a professor recommends her for a position with the "nervous and impatient" Dr. Pierre Curie (Walter Pidgeon, Garson's Miniver co-star) and his assistant David (Robert Walker, Strangers on a Train). Curie believes that "women and science are incompatible." Marie, who will graduate at the top of her class, quickly proves him wrong. Just as quickly, he falls in love with her and introduces her to his parents (Henry Travers and Dame May Whitty). An engagement leads to a wedding, which leads to a partnership, which leads to the discovery of radium. Tragedy will eventually divide the couple, but Marie refuses to let their work die. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy (Little Women), Madame Curie may be heavier on the romance than the science, but charm is in abundant supply. With her regal bearing and breathy British accent, Garson isn't the most obvious choice for the famed physicist, but she effectively conveys the "stubborn, eager" woman's fervor for her field—-and for her husband. Margaret O'Brien (Meet Me in St. Louis) co-stars as future Nobel laureate Irene Curie. -- Kathleen C. Fennessy

Customer Reviews

Great true story..great script....great acting.
Jeanne'
Just like the real life Amelia Earhart story it shows what a real person who loves to learn and seek understanding can accomplish!
Gizmo Gal
Another fine performance from the great Greer Garson.
TexasReview

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 20, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Greer Garson does an excellent job playing the role of twice Nobel Prize Winner, Marie Curie. Walter Pidgeon partners with her character as Pierre Curie. Based on the book by the Curies' daughter, the movie is a scientific masterpiece. I was amazed at the detail provided of their investigations of the new element. The coverage of their family life makes the movie a careful balance into personal lives and work. A great teaching tool for any teenager interested in science, especially a young woman.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By R. Christenson / Lunamation on May 30, 2005
Format: DVD
I thought this might only interest science enthusiasts or real film buffs, but the acting and chemistry between Greer Garson (Mrs. Miniver) and Walter Pidgeon (Forbidden Planet) really make science romantic. There are other stars in the supporting cast, and they all do a great job bringing this slice of science history to life, including Robert Walker (Strangers on a Train), Van Johnson (30 Seconds Over Tokyo), Henry Travers (It's A Wonderful Life), C.Aubrey Smith (Beyond Tomorrow, Five Came Back), and Margaret O'Brien (Meet Me In St. Louis). My favorite movies of this type are Edison The Man with Spencer Tracy, and Young Tom Edison with Mickey Rooney; but the sheer quantity of raw talent makes Madame Curie just as good as those favorites.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By TexasReview on August 29, 2006
Format: DVD
Greer Garson, a well-educated and highly intelligent person in her own right, studied long and meticulously to become thoroughly familiar with the laboratory appartus and experimental processes. I think it shows in the film. I am also quite sure she could have produced a fine Polish accent, but I think studios at that time weren't necessarily interested in that. Another fine performance from the great Greer Garson. Worth every penny and every second.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Gibby on September 29, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
"Madame Currie" finally comes to us on DVD after a slow trickle of Greer Garson's films of the early forties, when she was one of the biggest stars on the MGM lot. Sure this film has flaws, but if you want pure facts, read a history book on the subject. Those of us familiar with MGM's grand treatment of this kind of biographical picture expect the melodrama, the lush costumes and scenery and all that entails. But we do get a glorious Greer Garson performance, an Oscar nominated portrait of a strong, intelligent and caring woman.

Miss Garson had an amazing string of five consecutive Best Actess nominations from 1941 through 1945. While other deserving actresses get the grand "box set" treatments (Davis, Crawford, Garbo, etc.), it's a shame the powers that be haven't honored Miss Garson with the same respect. Yes, we're happy we've finally gotten "Random Harvest," "Mrs. Miniver" and "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" on DVD, and recently "Pride and Prejudice," but we still hope and patiently wait for those other great early forties Oscar nominated films to be released on DVD: "Blossoms in the Dust," "Mrs. Parkington" and "The Valley of Descion" from '41, '44 and '45, respectively. One would hope that all the many Greer Garson fans can create enough groundswell support for this great actress to have all these great films eventually released on DVD. She deserves the treatment she earned: that of a true star and legend, as well as being one of the best actresses in the business.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Elliott on January 3, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
This is one of the best videos showing the life of Marie Curie. Although it is in black and white, my students don't get too bored.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Joseph C. Jones on December 1, 1998
Format: VHS Tape
This MGM-produced biography of French scientist Marie Curie is produced with the usual studio gloss. Film drags at times and presumambly plays fast and loose with the facts, but still worth a look, especially for great teaming of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon, who has some of his best moments here; his proposal scene is classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gizmo Gal on October 21, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have three must have/see Greer Garson films and they are Madame Curie, Mrs. Miniver & Random Harvest! The first two movies paired her with Walter Pidgeon and their on screen chemistry was so good that people thought they were really married! This is a Classic in every since but as a film to inspire little girls in to science it is unbeatable! Just like the real life Amelia Earhart story it shows what a real person who loves to learn and seek understanding can accomplish! Great film! Great romance! Madame Curie
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Hiram Gomez Pardo HALL OF FAME on August 3, 2006
Format: DVD
For all of us who knew about the years and years of inexhaustible investigation and study, this is a stimulating and flaming biography based on the epic scientist Madame Curie and his husband Pierre Curie in their constant search and eventual discovering of the radio.

Madame Curie shows us, by far she is one the great heroes of the science. Well documented portrait, supported by a fine direction of Melvin Le Roy, as well as the unerring chemistry between my beloved Green Carson (one of the five top American actresses any age) and Walter Pigdeon as his lovable and loyal husband.

The final sequence when she makes that brief but remarkable speech is simply anthological.

Despite the fact that pitifully this movie competed with Casablanca, Carson and Pigdeon received deserved nominations (being defeated by Jennifer Jones and Paul Lukas, respectively) and Le Roy by Michael Curtiz, this haunting film will mark you forever.
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