Madame Curie (1943) – Mervyn LeRoy

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Madame Curie (1943)

Mervyn LeRoy

Genre: Drama

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Release Date: December 16, 1943


In an era when women were allowed to be ornaments, mothers or drudges, young Marie Sklodowska of Poland dreamed of something more. She defied convention to study physics and mathematics at the Sorbonne and – with Pierre Curie, the professor who became her husband – to make one of the greatest breakthroughs in 20th-century science. Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon reunite after their Mrs. Miniver triumph to portray the courageous couple who won the 1903 Nobel Prize for their discovery of radium. This stirring biopic captures the challenge of research, the triumph of achievement and the profound bond of love they shared. Madame Curie is "a lasting inspiration [that] makes the quest for knowledge aromantic and thrilling pursuit" (Bosley Crowther).

© © 1943 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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East Side, West Side (1949) – Mervyn LeRoy

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East Side, West Side (1949)

Mervyn LeRoy

Genre: Drama

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Release Date: December 22, 1949


Ava Gardner, James Mason and Barbara Stanwyck star in this romantic mystery set in a glamorous world of wealthy socialites and predatory romance. Just as philandering Brandon Bourne repairs his relationship with his wife, Jessie, a beautiful and fascinating woman enters their lives. But when she is murdered, Bourne must find her killer to save his marriage – and the woman he really loves, his wife.

© © 1949 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Quo Vadis (1951) – Anthony Mann & Mervyn LeRoy

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Quo Vadis (1951)

Anthony Mann & Mervyn LeRoy

Genre: Drama

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Release Date: August 13, 1954


Nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, this is the powerful story of a Roman soldier whose romance with a beautiful woman puts him at deadly odds with Emperor Nero. Based on the classic novel by Henry Sienkiewicz, it features stupendous battle scenes. Starring Robert Taylor ("Ivanhoe"), and Oscar-winners Deborah Kerr ("The King and I," "From Here to Eternity") and Peter Ustinov ("Spartacus"), who was nominated along with Leo Genn ("Henry V") for Best Supporting Actor. Directed by Oscar-winner director/producer Mervyn LeRoy ("The Wizard of Oz," "Little Caesar"). Be on the lookout for cameos by screen icons Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren.

© © (c) 1951 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Bad Seed (1956) – Mervyn LeRoy

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The Bad Seed (1956)

Mervyn LeRoy

Genre: Thriller

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Release Date: September 29, 1956


Young Patty McCormack received an Oscar nomination for her performance as a murderous child in this chilling drama classic. Based on the play by Maxwell Anderson ("Anne of the Thousand Days"), it's an eerie examination of the question of nature versus nurture in the form of a little girl who is evil personified. Leonard Maltin calls it "spellbinding"!

© © 1956 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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