The Song of Bernadette (1943)


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The Song of Bernadette is a reverent recounting of the life of St. Bernadette of Lourdes. As a teen-aged peasant girl growing up in the tiny French village of Lourdes in the 19th century, Bernadette (Jennifer Jones) experiences a vision of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto. At least, she believes that she did. The religious and political "experts" of the region cannot accept the word of a silly little girl, and do their best to get her to renounce her claims. Bernadette's vision becomes a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: George Seaton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 3, 2003
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for The Song of Bernadette

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 7, 2008
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Jennifer Jones won the Best Actress Oscar for this stodgy spiritual biopic of the French girl who saw visions of Virgin Mary in 19th century France.

Full Review… | March 19, 2011

If your spiritual tuning fork doesn't already hum to The Song of Bernadette's sentimental religiosity, this is an overlong (156 minutes), overpious, and often kitschy hagiography.

Full Review… | April 5, 2006

Over-produced, quasi-religious historical drama.

November 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Song of Bernadette


I loved this movie, it's one of my favourite movies about saints. Jones gives a fantastic performance, and you get to see Vincent Price in an early small role. It's such a great story, and it's true!

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Great Spiritual Film.

Jeremy Smith

Super Reviewer

years ago, local television in chicago, a town heavy with catholics, made a big deal out of a film representation of the miracle at lourdes, france, something i had never heard of or knew about. the lead actress demonstrated through the story the power of simple faith...and i learned from that performance, i learned about the power of art to transform lives. and the lead actress, in the meager performance of her duties, lead that class in my book. she died today, 12-17-2009, Jennifer Jones, and i never got the chance to personally thank her.
thank you, Jennifer.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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