The Song of Bernadette (1943)
|Top Genres||Biographical, Drama|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Religious|
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)
|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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Sister Marie Therese Verzous: Are you pert, indifferent or only stupid?
Bernadette: I'm stupid, Sister. I have a poor head for study.
Dr. Dozous: [speaking of Bernadette's reaction upon seeing the Virgin Mary] Close behind her, twice in succession, I heard a long, drawn-out "Yes", wrung from her very depths.
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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 movie's original score was partly composed by famous composer Igor Stravinsky but was subsequently rejected in favor of Alfred Newman's score. When Stravinsky was invited to a screening so he could plot out his score, he replied that he'd already begun. Evincing an unwillingness to change what he'd already composed, he was released from his contract. The second movement of his Symphony in Three Movements evolved out of the unused score.
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