Song of Bernadette

Directed By: Henry King Starring: Charles Bickford Jennifer Jones

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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.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40219403
UPC 024543075677
UPC 14 00024543075677
Format DVD
Release Date 3/2/2004
Rating NR
True Story
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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.
Henry King
Charles Bickford
Jennifer Jones
Cast & Crew
Anne Revere - Actor
Charles Bickford - Actor
Jennifer Jones - Actor
Lee J. Cobb - Actor
Vincent Price - Actor
William Eythe - Actor
Gladys Cooper - Actor
Franz Werfel - Based on Novel By
Henry King - Director
William Perlberg - Producer
George Seaton - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1943
Catalog ID 2007567
UPC 00024543075677
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 156 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1944) Jennifer Jones, Winner, Best Actress,James Basevi, et al., Winner, Best Art Direction, Interior Decoration, Black-And-White,Arthur C. Miller, Winner, Best Cinematography, Black-And-White,Alfred Newman, Winner, Best Music, Scoring Of A Dramatic Or Comedy Picture
Golden Globe (1944) Henry King, Winner, Best Director,Jennifer Jones, Winner, Best Actress
Product Attributes
Actor Jones,Jennifer
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...excellent story...

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