The Song of Bernadette

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Based on the popular novel by Franz Werfel, this drama focuses on Bernadette Soubirous (Jennifer Jones), a young French woman who experiences vivid visions of the Virgin Mary. While many dismiss her claims, certain people, including the priest Dominique Peyramale (Charles Bickford), slowly begin to believe her. Eventually, Bernadette is deemed a saint, and becomes a nun at a convent, where she must deal with jealousy from others who resent her revered status.

Cast & Crew

Charles Bickford
Father Peyramale
Gladys Cooper
Sister Marie Therese Vauzous
William Eythe
Antoine Nicolau
Vincent Price
Prosecutor Vital Dutour
Lee J. Cobb
Dr. Dozous
Anne Revere
Louise Soubirous
Roman Bohnen
François Soubirous
George Seaton
Screenwriter
Alfred Newman
Original Music
Arthur Miller
Cinematographer
James Basevi
Art Director
Thomas Little
Set Decoration
René Hubert
Costume Designer
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Critic Reviews for The Song of Bernadette

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Audience Reviews for The Song of Bernadette

  • Mar 31, 2014
    Jennifer Jones' portrayal of a young woman encountering the Virgin Mary at Lourdes is meant to be inspiring but nowadays gives a performance that makes you think she is looking for the Great Pumpkinhead. Ultimately believers are going to believe and skeptics will be skeptics. This film won't change any of that.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    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
  • Dec 17, 2009
    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. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2008
    Fictionalized lives of well-respected names (usually) start off promising and by the end,a feeling of unaccomplished desire destroys the viewing pleasure. Bernadette Soubirous must have been a diligently eloquent woman whose firm beliefs of her visions were part of her level-headed character.King's adaptation from Werfel's historical novel of the eponymous saint possesses the romanticized elements of a Hollywood film with a small dose of maleficent antagonists / unrequited love but that doesn't remove the strong components of Jones' acting and the wonderful production design and supporting cast.
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer

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