Madame Curie

Madame Curie is a 1943 American biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film tells the story of Polish-French physicist Marie Curie in 1890s Paris as she begins to share a laboratory with her future husband, Pierre Curie. Poor physics student Marie (Greer Garson) studied at the Sorbonne in 1890s Paris. One of the few women studying in her field, Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities but is eventually offered a research placement in Pierre Curie’s (Walter Pidgeon) lab. The scientists soon fall in love and embark on a shared quest to extract a new chemical element they have named radium from a particular type of rock. However, their research puts them on the brink of professional failure.