The Song of Bernadette (1943) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Henry King and produced by William Perlberg.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Franz Werfel published in 1941 (English trans 1942).
Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Charles Bickford||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Jennifer Jones||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Gladys Cooper||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Anne Revere||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: James Basevi, William Darling; Interior Decoration: Thomas Little||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Arthur Miller||Won|
|Best Director||Henry King||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Barbara McLean||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alfred Newman||Won|
|Best Writing||George Seaton||Nominated|
|Best Picture||20th Century-Fox||Nominated|
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When David O. Selznick heard of the production, he exerted his influence to ensure his then-girlfriend Jennifer Jones got the part. She did, and she won an Oscar for it.
Anne Baxter, Teresa Wright and Gene Tierney were all tested for the lead role. Another actress in the running was Linda Darnell, who ultimately landed the role of the Virgin Mary.
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