Directed by Henry King • 1943 • United States
Starring Jennifer Jones, William Eythe, Charles Bickford
An Academy Award–winning Jennifer Jones is radiant in this moving tale of faith and courage. She stars as Bernadette Soubirous, the poverty-stricken, pure-hearted teenager who saw a vision of a “beautiful lady” near her hometown of Lourdes in 1858. The wondrous news spreads rapidly throughout France, leaving in its wake a variety of consequences: adoration, suspicion, and greed among the people of Lourdes; skepticism from the town doctor; charges of insanity from the town prosecutor; threats of physical punishment; and support and guidance from the Dean of Lourdes, who finally becomes convinced that a miracle has, indeed, taken place.