Madame Curie
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Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon team for the third time in this fact-based biography directed by Mervyn Leroy, based on Eve Curie's book about her mother. In early 1900s Paris, poor Polish student Marie (Greer Garson) gets a chance to study magnetism with kindly professor Jean Perot (Albert Basserman). Perot also arranges for the shy scientist Pierre Curie (Walter Pidgeon) to share the lab with Marie. As they work together, Pierre and Marie fall in love. Pierre eventually musters up the courage to ask her to marry him, and she accepts. After their honeymoon, Marie becomes obsessed with a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With an eye on the Oscars, this typical MGM biopic of the 1940s, a chronicle of the famous French scientists, is middlebrow and inspirational, teaming for the third time Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"...not only a tribute to a great pioneer of science, it is a lasting tribute to good filmmaking and a most entertaining motion picture."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"...undone by its emphasis on scientific matters and unmistakable Oscar-bait sort of vibe."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Surprisingly watchable, given its iffy subject matter."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"one of the most engaging biopics of its era"
‑ Christopher Null,
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