Jennifer Jones won the Academy Award for her screen debut in this heartening film about a young girl whose wondrous visions inspired a nation. The film also won Oscars in 1943 for Best Cinematography, Music (Scoring) and Art Direction/Interior Decoration.
Bernadette Soubirous (Jones) 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.