Madame Curie (1943)




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Greer Garson stars as the title character of Marvin LeRoy's fact-based biographical portrait. As the film opens, it is the turn of the century; Polish-born Curie is an impoverished student living in Paris. One of her professors, Jean Perot (Albert Basserman), offers her the opportunity to earn money by studying the magnetic properties of steel. When Pierre Curie (Walter Pidgeon, teaming with Garson for the third time), a meek scientist, begins working side-by-side with the young woman, his … More

Rating: Unrated (adult situations)
Genre: Classics, Documentary, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Eve Curie, Paul Osborn, Paul H. Rameau
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 30, 2007
Warner Bros. Pictures


as Marie Sklodowska

as Prof. Pierre Curie

as David LeGros

as Irene at Age Five

as Reporter

as Eugene Curie

as Jean Perot

as Lord Kelvin

as Dr. Becquerel

as Mme. Eugene Curie

as President of Univers...

as Mme. Perot

as Prof. Reget

as Board Member

as Board Member

as Board Member

as Board Member

as President of Busines...

as Dr. Bladh

as Mme. Michaud

as Eva at Age 18 Months

as Swedish Queen

as King Oscar

as Professor

as Cart Driver

as Cart Driver

as Proud Papa

as Singing Professor

as Businessman

as Assistant Seamstress

as Driver

as Wedding Guest

as People at Accident

as Lecturer

as Tall Woman

as Photographer

as Prof. Constant

as Master Michaud

as M. Michaud

as Lucille

as Businessman

as Jewelry Salesman

as Narrator

as Businessman
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Critic Reviews for Madame Curie

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009

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

Full Review… | February 14, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

one of the most engaging biopics of its era

Full Review… | February 6, 2007

Audience Reviews for Madame Curie


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

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

Super Reviewer


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

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