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Joan of Arc (1948)

The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.

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Jacques d'Arc (Joan's Father)
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Pierre d'Arc (Joan's younger brother)
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Jean d'Arc (Joan's older brother)
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Durand Laxart (Joan's uncle)
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Storyline

In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from Heaven asking her to lead God's Army against Orleans and crowning the weak Dauphin Charles VII as King of France. Joan gathers the people with her faith, forms an army and conquerors Orleans. When her army is ready to attack Paris, the corrupt Charles sells his country to England and dismiss the army. Joan is arrested, sold to the Burgundians England and submitted to a shameful political trial in Rouen castle. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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15 April 1949 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Joan of Lorraine  »

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$4,600,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Walter Wanger later used the sets for the 1949 Anthony Mann film "Reign of Terror" (also known as "The Black Book"). See more »

Goofs

Shots at 2:22:05 and 2:22:18 are mirrored. See more »

Quotes

Joan's prison guard: You'll be burned, you'll be burned in the square. You'll die without knowing what it's like to be kissed. Look at me... look at me wench!
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Crazy Credits

In the 145-minute version of the film, the cast list, naming not only the actors but who they played, was deliberately presented in the style of the cast list of "Gone With the Wind", in order to evoke the feeling of an epic about to be presented. Victor Fleming, who directed "Joan of Arc", had also directed "Gone With the Wind" (after replacing George Cukor, "GWTW"'s original, uncredited director). See more »

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Referenced in Let's Go to the Movies (1949) See more »

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Ingrid's great triumph!
9 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I am lucky enough to have a video of the uncut version of this film, in which the trial is shown in full. This is the part of the film in which we see Ingrid's best acting. It's so immensely moving! Ingrid believed in Joan and it shows. She had just come from a triumphant Broadway run in Joan of Lorraine, the play on which this movie is based. The movie is a more straightforward telling of Joan's story [the play is a play within a play] and I would say it's accurate, though some details have to be left out, due to lack of time. Sadly, Ingrid's popularity in the USA had waned when this film was released. What a tragedy! I am amazed that a so-called enlightened and free nation could turn against this honest woman, because of her love for an Italian film director and the birth [out of wedlock] of their beautiful son. I think Ingrid would have won another Oscar with "Joan of Arc", had it not been for the "scandal". It's definitely the best film version of this remarkable saint's story and a fulfilment of Ingrid's lifetime wish. Long live Ingrid Bergman - and her favourite saint! Mary Hutchings [Founder, Ingrid Bergman International, Yahoo clubs]


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