The story of a peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous (Jones), a poverty-stricken, pure hearted adolescent, who saw a vision of a Beautiful Lady near her home town of Lourdes in 1858
Bernadette Soubirous is a sickly 14-year old girl who sees a vision of a beautiful lady and never suffers from her illness again. Moreover, a fountain suddenly materializes near her vision that seems to heal visitors who bathe in it. Unspoiled by her apparent gift, Bernadette nonetheless suffers the prejudices of those around her in this extraordinary, inspiring film that also stars Vincent Price, Charles Bickford and Lee J. Cobb.
Produced during World War II and with echoes of morale boosting, the film is a sincere adaption of Franz Werfel's story of the events at Lourdes in the 1850s. - Fr. Peter Malone
DVD, 2 hrs 36 min, B&W, 1943