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The Song of Bernadette

A two-and-a-half hour wallow, adapted by George Seaton from the Franz Werfel novel, with Jennifer Jones becoming a star as the peasant girl who had a vision of the Virgin Mary (that's Linda Darnell, uncredited) and thereby gave birth to the tourist industry at Lourdes. Some of the political and religious shenanigans momentarily conceal the mush at the heart of the picture, which begins with a glorious prologue that says if you believe it you're okay, and if not, shove off.

Release details

Duration: 156 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henry King
Screenwriter: George Seaton
Cast: Jennifer Jones
William Eythe
Charles Bickford
Vincent Price
Lee J Cobb
Gladys Cooper
Anne Revere
Roman Bohnen
Patricia Morison
Linda Darnell

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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