Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. USA, 1943. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Paul Osborn, Hans Rameau, based on the book by Eve Curie. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Sidney Franklin. Music by Herbert Stothart. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Irene. Film Editing by Harold F. Kress. Academy Awards 1943.
This film biography of scientist Marie Curie, who discovered radium, is one of the best screen biopics to have been made in the golden age of Hollywood. Greer Garson is marvelously generous and compelling in the lead, her equally astute Mrs. Miniver co-star Walter Pidgeon keeping up magnificently as her beloved husband. Gorgeously shot and meticulously designed, this is a quality drama you’ll really enjoy.