Jennifer Jones Won the Best Actress ACADEMY AWARD® for her screen debut in this heartening film about a young girl with wondrous visions. The film also Won OSCARS® in 1943 for Cinematography (Black-and-White), Music (Score) and Art Direction (Black-and-White).
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, close to where her vision appeared, 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.
**Audio Commentary by Edward Z. Epstein (Author of Portrait of Jennifer: A Biography of Jennifer Jones), John Burlingame (Biographer of Alfred Newman) and Biographer/Historian Donald Spoto
**Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady as seen on Biography® on the A&E Network
**Fox Movietone Newsreel: American GIs Award Jennifer Jones