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Director: Henry King     Starring: Charles Bickford Jennifer Jones
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40219403
UPC: 024543075677
UPC 14: 00024543075677
Category Keywords: Classic  Recommended  Religion  True Story
Rating: NR
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In 1858 in lourdes france, a young peasant girl saw a 'beautiful lady' who claimed to be the virgin mary. Based on the true story of the healing waters of lourdes.

"...excellent story...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's Note
Jennifer Jones won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her screen debut in this true story. Jones plays young French peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous, who sees a vision of a "beautiful lady" near her home in Lourdes in 1858. Based on the novel of the same name by Franz Werfel, THE SONG OF BERNADETTE explores Bernadette's trials and tribulations from her impoverished family to her difficulties at school to the derision her visions bring upon her and at last to her affliction with bone-marrow cancer. Under the incisive eye of director Henry King, the film is seen through Bernadette's perspective but at the same time focuses upon the effect that Bernadette has upon her family, her champions, and her detractors. The acting is excellent, and no detail has gone untouched in the art direction, costumes, and cinematography. Best of all, THE SONG OF BERNADETTE stands among a rare group of Hollywood films in which visual integrity is matched step for step with thematic zeal.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/17/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 156 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1943
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2007567
Video UPC UPC: 00024543075677
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anne Revere
Video Cast Info Charles Bickford
Video Cast Info Jennifer Jones
Video Cast Info Lee J. Cobb
Video Cast Info Vincent Price
Video Cast Info William Eythe
Video Cast Info Gladys Cooper
Video Cast Info Franz Werfel - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Henry King - Director
Video Cast Info William Perlberg - Producer
Video Cast Info George Seaton - Screenplay
Plot Summary
In 1858, in the French town of Lourdes, a spiritual peasant girl sees a vision of the Virgin Mary in a cave. Inspired, she mines the cave until she hits water--holy water that will cure the ailments of those who believe. The citizens of Lourdes react to the situation in a variety of ways, however, ranging from amazement to anger. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Actress--Jennifer Jones.


Oscar (1944)
Video Award Name Jennifer Jones, Winner, Best Actress
Video Award Name James Basevi, et al., Winner, Best Art Direction, Interior Decoration, Black-And-White
Video Award Name Arthur C. Miller, Winner, Best Cinematography, Black-And-White
Video Award Name Alfred Newman, Winner, Best Music, Scoring Of A Dramatic Or Comedy Picture

Golden Globe (1944)
Video Award Name Henry King, Winner, Best Director
Video Award Name Jennifer Jones, Winner, Best Actress

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Jones,Jennifer
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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