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Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 30-JAN-2007
Media Type: DVD
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
It is not their best film together (that would be Mrs.Miniver) but it is a very fine performance for both in this genre. IT CERTAINLY DOES NOT COMPARE TO SOME OF THE TRULY GREAT BIOPICS EPICS LIKE BRAVEHEART but has its own charm . Just the reuniting of this pair should draw your attention as these actors are bread and butter. They work so well together. The bonus is the subject matter which was one of the great and tedious discoveries that changed the face of chemistry and physics.
The story concentrates on their (The Curies) meeting , early married years which led to the collaboration in the discovery of radium and the acceptance of a woman as scientist to be taken seriously.
Madame Curie(married name) was a brilliant polish student placed in the lab of male scientist who did not take women seriously as both qualified scholars and potential romantic interest. Mr.Pidgeon is very convincing in his fear of this new threat to his manhood and scientific station at the University from this new intrusion in his life. These scenes play well on the screen and are fun to watch. Acceptance of this woman who has intruded in his comfortable life is finally acceptable to him as he is so impressed with her academic skills.Their permanent coupling follows so quickly with true love and admiration for each other (Only in the movies). They both work for years at their proving her discovery . She is finally given the credit due her with the help of her devoted husband.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have not seen this movie since 40 years ago and it is just as good as I remember it. A real classic.Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Greer Garson is my favorite actress. I love all her movies. This is a great one! I show it to my high school students, they appreciate scientists better after watching this one.Published 6 months ago by Kathleen Szczepaniak
It was ok but I thought with the cast and the subject matter that it would have more depth. It didn't go in to much detail or would just flat out leave out important parts of her... Read morePublished 7 months ago by LITTLEONEINCT
Another great science biopic. What I appreciated was how Madame Curie didn't give up when most people would have stopped thinking they had gotten close enough. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mike
I enjoyed the movie and happy I have it in my library. Thank youPublished 13 months ago by Ramona Jones
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