MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,968 this week

Saint Joan the Maid (1929)
"La merveilleuse vie de Jeanne d'Arc" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 46 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 258 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 162 titles
created 28 Dec 2011
 
a list of 192 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 100 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 141 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Saint Joan the Maid (1929)

Saint Joan the Maid (1929) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Saint Joan the Maid.

User Polls

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Simone Genevois ...
Fernand Mailly ...
Georges Paulais ...
Jean Debucourt ...
Philippe Hériat ...
Gaston Modot ...
Lord Glasdall
Daniel Mendaille ...
Lord Talbot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Louis Allibert ...
(as Louis Allibert)
Genica Athanasiou
Léonce Cargue
Jean Dalbe
Jean de Metz
Pierre Denols
Choura Milena
Jean Poito
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Release Date:

29 December 1929 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

La merveilleuse vie de Jeanne d'Arc  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A neglected gem from 1928
17 December 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

An impressive film, but obviously it was cursed from the beginning: it was planned(1927) as a rival production of Dreyer's masterpiece, but due to delays and to the fact that such a shooting could only take a huge amount of time and money, allowing many of its stars(Philippe Hériat or Gaston Modot, for instance) to fool around with other productions in between takes and shooting days, it was only released after the Passion, in late 1928. The result is of course that not only Dreyer's film was chronologically first, but today it is also generally regarded as the best of both Joan Of Arc movies from late 20s France. De Gastyne's film also suffered from the crisis in the French Cinema of the late twenties, in France,which would prove problematic for Feyder, Gance, Renoir, L'Herbier, and even Dreyer's Joan! This epic, however, is a surprise; Simone Genevois is not Falconetti, but she brings to the role the necessary kindness and the soft determination of young Joan. The settings and the general historical feeling are quite convincing as well, and this is in large part due to the skill of the actors. Like Fairbanks or Chaney, Modot, Hériat have faces and bodies that make them look good in a borrowed costume; they look authentic, and the same could be said about the settings, never expressionistic or suggested, on the contrary of Dreyer's film, they contribute to giving a nice period feel. The restoration, by Renée Lichtig, was made from various prints, including 9.5mm material, that could have been provided by Kevin Brownlow; given that the latter has always been rather enthusiastic about the film, I think he would certainly have agreed to contribute on such a project. To conclude, this film is highly recommended... if you can track it!


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Available? QuarrellaDeVil
Discuss Saint Joan the Maid (1929) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?