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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The Song of BernadetteBy 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
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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!
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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.
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