March 2, 2004
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 156 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
This adaptation of Franz Werfel's novel won several awards, including the Oscar for Best Actress.
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...
A young French peasant girl sees a vision of a "beautiful lady" near her home in Lourdes in 1858. Her story brought her both adoration and derision. Based on the novel by Franz Werfel. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Actress--Jennifer Jones.
Film debut for actress Jennifer Jones.
Linda Darnell portrays the Virgin Mary.
"The Song of Bernadette" won the first annual Golden Globe awards (in 1944) for Best Motion Picture and Best Motion Picture Actress.