IA #41: The Song of Bernadette (1943)

 The Song of Bernadette (1943) on IMDb

The Song of Bernadette was an adaptation of Franz Werfel’s novel that spent over a year on the New York Times Best-Seller List. It’s a fictionalization of the real-life story of a French teenage girl who encounters visions of the Virgin Mary outside the town of Lourdes in 1858.

Jennifer Jones won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance, and the movie picked up three more Academy Awards for B&W cinematography (Arthur Miller), art direction, and musical score (Alfred Newman). The movie was nominated for eight others, including director (Henry King) and best picture. Maybe it deserves to be ranked higher, but I’ve got it at 41 on the Internet Archive Top 100.