This fine film stirs the heart and stays closer to the facts of its subject's life than might be expected for its time. Greer Garson plays Marie, a Polish student studying in Paris near the turn of the century, who shares a lab with scientist Pierre Curie (Walter Pidgeon). The shy Pierre
grows not only to respect Marie's scientific knowledge, but also falls in love with her, and the two soon marry. Together they observe the odd behavior of certain samples of pitchblende, eventually leading, after five years of study, to Marie's discovery of radium. Years pass as the Curies
struggle to continue financing their work, until finally they extract one decigram of radium ...