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Joan of Arc (1948)

The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.

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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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Budget:

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

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a dream project of Ingrid Bergman, who had tried for years to have it produced. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Joan of Arc: [last lines, at the stake] Glory be to the Father as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end!... Jesus!
[gasps in pain]
Joan of Arc: ...Jesus!
[Cut to a shot of the crucifix in front of Joan; the flames overwhelm it and now all we see is smoke that eventually dissolves into heavenly light]
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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 The Art of Dying (1991) See more »

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the best version, Ingrid Bergman is magnificent
1 February 2006 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

There are rare moments on film where the actor gives and gives and gives. This is Ingrid Bergman at her best. Her monologues are magnificent. Her timing, her rhythm, the delivery of her lines are transcendent. Not only for Bergman fans, or fans of Joan of Arc, it is the best version of the film. You cannot beat this greatness of spirit. Many have tried, but none have succeeded. Highly recommended for those who love film, for sure, for those who teach film, and for those who teach acting. It is our great fortune that we live in an era of DVD technology, to have such quality of reproduction, matching the quality of acting. And Victor Fleming - well, he had the great karma and good fortune to be associated with some of the most fascinating films of the studio system, and fascinating actors on the big screen.


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