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The Song of Bernadette (1943)

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156 min | Biography, Drama

In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous ...See moreIn 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the town, and transforms their lives. Written by John Oswalt See less
Director
Writers
George Seaton (screenplay) | Franz Werfel (novel)
Cinematographer
Arthur C. Miller (as Arthur Miller)
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$ 2,000,000
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Apr 1945 (United States)

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Jennifer Jones
Bernadette Soubirous Bernadette Soubirous   See fewer
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Charles Bickford
Father Peyramale Father Peyramale   See fewer
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Vincent Price
Prosecutor Vital Dutour Prosecutor Vital Dutour   See fewer
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Lee J. Cobb
Dr. Dozous Dr. Dozous   See fewer
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Gladys Cooper
Sister Marie Therese Vauzous Sister Marie Therese Vauzous   See fewer
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Anne Revere
Louise Soubirous Louise Soubirous   See fewer
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Roman Bohnen
François Soubirous François Soubirous   See fewer
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Mary Anderson
Jeanne Abadie Jeanne Abadie   See fewer
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Patricia Morison
Empress Eugenie Empress Eugenie   See fewer
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Aubrey Mather
Mayor Lacade Mayor Lacade   See fewer
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Charles Dingle
Jacomet Jacomet   See fewer
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Edith Barrett
Croisine Bouhouhorts Croisine Bouhouhorts   See fewer
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Sig Ruman
Louis Bouriette Louis Bouriette   See fewer
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Blanche Yurka
Aunt Bernarde Casterot Aunt Bernarde Casterot   See fewer
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Ermadean Walters
Marie Soubirous Marie Soubirous   See fewer
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Marcel Dalio
Callet Callet   See fewer
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Pedro de Cordoba
Dr. LeCramps (as Pedro De Cordoba) Dr. LeCramps (as Pedro De Cordoba)   See fewer
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Jerome Cowan
Emperor Louis Napoleon III Emperor Louis Napoleon III   See fewer
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William Eythe
Antoine Nicolau Antoine Nicolau   See fewer
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Louis V. Arco
Franciscan Monk (uncredited) Franciscan Monk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hooper Atchley
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Bacigalupi
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Bates
Adolard Bouhouhorts - Age 7 (uncredited) Adolard Bouhouhorts - Age 7 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Billings
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tala Birell
Madame Leontine Bruat (uncredited) Madame Leontine Bruat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fortunio Bonanova
Imperial Prince Louis (uncredited) Imperial Prince Louis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Baron Massey (uncredited) Baron Massey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nana Bryant
Mere Imbert (uncredited) Mere Imbert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Carrozza
Bernadette's Schoolmate (uncredited) Bernadette's Schoolmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bishop of Nevers (uncredited) Bishop of Nevers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Davison Clark
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Harry Cording
Stonemason (uncredited) Stonemason (uncredited)   See fewer
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Armand Cortes
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Elvira Curci
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Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Dae
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Linda Darnell
The Virgin Mary (uncredited) The Virgin Mary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean De Briac
Dominican Monk (uncredited) Dominican Monk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claudine De Luc
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Jean Del Val
Estrade (uncredited) Estrade (uncredited)   See fewer
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Young Nun (unconfirmed) (uncredited) Young Nun (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adolard Bouhouhorts - as Infant (uncredited) Adolard Bouhouhorts - as Infant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Father Pomian (uncredited) Father Pomian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Bouhouhorts (uncredited) Charles Bouhouhorts (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 5,336 votes