The Song of Bernadette
Jennifer Jones shines in her Best Actress Oscar-winning role (and screen debut, no less!) about the French peasant girl who sees a miraculous vision of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes in 1858. Based on the titular novel by Franz Werfel, the movie examines Bernadette's many tribulations -- from life with her impoverished family and her difficulties at school to the derision her visions elicit and her affliction with bone-marrow cancer.
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- Henry King
- 1944 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Director (Motion Picture)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
- 1944 Academy Award®
- Best Cinematography Black and White
- Best Music Score
- Best Art Direction Black and White
- Best Actress: Jennifer Jones
- Best Director nominee: Henry King
- Best Supporting Actress nominee: Gladys Cooper
- Best Picture nominee
- Best Supporting Actress nominee: Anne Revere
- Best Film Editing nominee
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Writing nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; commentary; cast information; vintage newsreel footage; trailer; restoration comparison.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it