, directed by Henry King. When I was a kid in Catholic school, this was required viewing. It's the story of Bernadette Soubirous, the French peasant girl who saw visions of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes in 1858. After her death, she was canonized as St. Bernadette.
A little background on Jennifer Jones. In her day, she was a top movie actress. She got five Oscar nominations from the 1940s through the 1950s. When she first hit Hollywood, she was married to Robert Walker, one of the most appealing, charismatic and talented new actors of the 1940s. He had boyish good looks and major acting skills. They were quite a team. They played sweethearts in the World War II drama, Since You Went Away. Jones got an Oscar nomination for that film.
Unfortunately, their marriage was collapsing as they played that romantic pair. David O. Selznick, legendary film producer and notorious control freak, had become obsessed with her. He produced Gone With The Wind and Rebecca. Both films brought him Best Picture Academy Awards. Selznick also produced Since You Went Away. He guided Jones to a new height in her film career. She divorced Walker and became Mrs. David O. Selznick.