Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

The Song of Bernadette Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorCharles BickfordNominated
Best ActressJennifer JonesWon
Best Supporting ActressGladys CooperNominated
Best Supporting ActressAnne RevereNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: James Basevi, William Darling; Interior Decoration: Thomas LittleWon
Best CinematographyArthur MillerWon
Best DirectorHenry KingNominated
Best Film EditingBarbara McLeanNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanWon
Best WritingGeorge SeatonNominated
Best Picture20th Century-FoxNominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

The Song of Bernadette (1943) (2)

on Dec 2, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Originally published April 17th, 2013 Easter’s come and gone, and I generally don’t celebrate the holiday by watching movies; that’s going to change today! ?Twilight Time’s latest release is The Song of Berna... Read full article


The Song of Bernadette (1943) (1)

on Apr 17, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Easter’s come and gone, and I generally don’t celebrate the holiday by watching movies; that’s going to change today! ?Twilight Time has released The Song of Bernadette, the 1943 Oscar nominated film that gave Jennifer Jones her first (and only) Oscar for Best Actress. ?The win is ... Read full article


The Song of Bernadette

By Alyson on Apr 13, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

In 1858 a young French peasant girl claimed to have seen a beautiful woman and miracles started happening in the little village of Lourdes.? Today, that young girl is a saint and this is her story. When we first meet Bernadette, she is always sick due to her asthma and one of the worst students in h... Read full article


See all The Song of Bernadette articles

Quotes from

Mother Superior: Well, Doctor?
Dr. St. Cyr: Well, in addition to the large tumor on the knee, she has tuberculosis of the bone. She has never complained of pain?
Mother Superior: No. Sister?
Sister Marie Therese Verzous: [stunned by the news] She never mentioned it.
Dr. St. Cyr: I can't understand it. She's had this affliction for a long time, and the constant pain and suffering associated with this disease is almost too horrible to describe.


Empress Eugenie: You're an atheist, Louis!
Emperor Louis Napoleon III: That's the most stupid thing a sovereign could be.


Aunt Bernarde Casterot: She SEES this lady. No one else does. Who are you to say that she is wrong and you are right? She may well be a heavenly creature... You will go with her! All the women of the family must stand by her side. I'll come. And when I walk with her... let anyone dare to laugh!


read more quotes from The Song of Bernadette...

Facts about

This was Jennifer Jones' comeback film, her first under her new screen name after previously acting as Phyllis Isley. She had taken several years off to get married and have children, later getting divorced.
The Imperial Prosecutor Vital Dutour (played by Vincent Price) who investigates Bernadette's visions, is portrayed in the movie as an atheist and anti-religious persecutor. In real life, however, Dutour was a devout Catholic who thought that Bernadette Soubirous's visions were hallucinations.
Jennifer Jones became very close friends with actor Charles Bickford, who also co-starred with her in Duel in the Sun. An hour after hearing about his death in 1967, she attempted suicide with an overdose of seconal.
read more facts about The Song of Bernadette...
Share this page:
book or play


See All Film Adaptations >>
Best Actress Oscar 1943






See more Best Actress awards>>
Also directed by Henry King




More about Henry King >>
Also produced by William Perlberg




More about William Perlberg >>
Related Lists
Create a list


See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1943




See All 1943 films >>
More "Book-Based" films



See All "Book-Based" films >>
More "Religious" films



See All "Religious" films >>