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Madame Curie (1943)




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This fact-based biographical portrait opens at the turn of the century; Polish-born Marie is an impoverished student living in Paris. When Pierre Curie, a meek scientist, begins working side-by-side with the young woman, his admiration for her scientific acumen soon turns to love.

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Greer Garson
as Marie Sklodowska
Walter Pidgeon
as Prof. Pierre Curie
Robert Walker
as David LeGros
Margaret O'Brien
as Irene at Age Five
Van Johnson
as Reporter
Henry Travers
as Eugene Curie
Albert Basserman
as Jean Perot
C. Aubrey Smith
as Lord Kelvin
Reginald Owen
as Dr. Becquerel
Dame May Whitty
as Mme. Eugene Curie
Victor Francen
as President of University
Elsa Basserman
as Mme. Perot
Lumsden Hare
as Prof. Reget
Charles Trowbridge
as Board Member
Edward Fielding
as Board Member
James Kirkwood
as Board Member
Nestor Eristoff
as Board Member
Moroni Olsen
as President of Businessmen's Board
Alan Napier
as Dr. Bladh
Almira Sessions
as Mme. Michaud
Gigi Perreau
as Eva at Age 18 Months
Ruth Cherrington
as Swedish Queen
Wyndham Standing
as King Oscar
Guy D'Ennery
as Professor
George Davis
as Cart Driver
William Edmunds
as Cart Driver
Michael Visaroff
as Proud Papa
Frederic Worlock
as Businessman
George Meader
as Singing Professor
Franz Dorfler
as Assistant Seamstress
Ray Teal
as Driver
Noel Mills
as Wedding Guest
Nita Pike
as People at Accident
Ray Collins
as Lecturer
Mariska Aldrich
as Tall Woman
Leo Mostovoy
as Photographer
Dickie Myers
as Master Michaud
Howard Freeman
as Prof. Constant
Francis Pierlot
as M. Michaud
Lisa Golm
as Lucille
Marek Windheim
as Jewelry Salesman
Miles Mander
as Businessman
James Hilton
as Narrator
Arthur Shields
as Businessman
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Critic Reviews for Madame Curie

All Critics (8)

First and foremost a love story between Marie and her husband Pierre, but LeRoy wisely blends their burgeoning and deepening love into the wonder of scientific discovery.

June 23, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Has exceptional merit. [Full review in Spanish]

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

With an eye on the Oscars, this typical MGM biopic of the 1940s, a chronicle of the famous French scientists, is middlebrow and inspirational, teaming for the third time Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.

March 25, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

...undone by its emphasis on scientific matters and unmistakable Oscar-bait sort of vibe.

February 14, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

one of the most engaging biopics of its era

February 6, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

...not only a tribute to a great pioneer of science, it is a lasting tribute to good filmmaking and a most entertaining motion picture.

January 24, 2007 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Madame Curie


Pidgeon and Garson get together often in films. This is their depiction of the Curies with Madame Curie as the more famous of the two. This is only a very passable biopic though. It's nice to know the story but it really needs some additional life.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


If your intent is to study classic Hollywood melodramatics or the talents of Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon then this is your film. However, if you're looking for substantial insight into the prestigious career and accomplishments of Marie Curie you will no doubt be sorely disappointed.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


Stiff, self important film of a brilliant woman. Greer is fine if a bit grand but the usually wonderful Pidgeon is wooden and declamatory.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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