The Song of Bernadette Reviews
At a time when poverty plagues Bernadettes family and the entire village's faith is lost. Mother Mary who comes to Bernadette in a vision, promises hope, and helps bring restoration of belief back to the people. The film isn't a preaching lesson about God but simply a story based on actual events that supposively toke place to help inspire audiences in someway of another with there own problems. The films worth a look even if your not baptized Catholic or believe in god. The message is clear: when you have beliefs don't allow others to take that away from you. As Ceasar would say: "what you will not allow to let go- no one can ever take from you!".
Personally, I hate Jennifer Jones *as a person* but she is lovely in this part.
I have to watch it...:)
In the small town of Lourdes, France a young girl named Bernadette Soubirous attends a Christian school and is considered one of the lesser students. One inauspicious day while doing her chores she sees a vision of the Virgin Mary. Initially, the people of France are skeptical of her claims; however, when she uncovers a stream that miraculously cures numerous people in France, even the Pope is forced to claim she is indeed a Saint. Those that appose Bernadette will stop at nothing to prove she is a phony.
"You can't handle people like this with silk gloves and fancy words."
Henry King, director of Carousel, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Untamed, The Gunfighter, Twelve O'clock High, The Black Swan (1942), and Hell Harbor, delivers The Song of Bernadette. The storyline for this picture is very interesting and unpredictable. The characters are fascinating and well written and the cast delivers remarkable performances. The cast includes Vincent Price, Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, and Lee Cobb.
"You must learn to expect nothing from god, so when you get nothing, you're not disappointed."
I am not a religious person at all; however, I found this religious storyline compelling and very entertaining. The underlining religious tone of the film did not detract from the characters and evolution of the picture. The conclusion was also solid and ends the film perfectly. This is definitely a worthwhile movie.
"To think that one stupid girl could cause so much trouble."
the film keeps you waiting for her performance in every scene, like brando's in a streetcar named desire...she was marvelous.