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Madame Curie

4.5 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

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

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

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

Product details

  • 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:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00005JN9G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,399 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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