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Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch. Written by McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

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Kenneth Haigh was cast at short notice replacing a actor who pulled out. See more »

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When Joan and the King stand by the river rallying the troops, the infantry men come running down the hill to join them. One of them falls on his face. See more »

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St.Joan of Arc: Shall I arise from the dead and come back to you, a living woman?
Warwick: Rome made you a saint, we had no hand in the business. Let Rome decide.
Cauchon: Stay where you are, woman. A dead saint is always safer for the Church than a living one...
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Not as bad as usually thought
18 February 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This is an under-rated version of the story of the farm girl who fought the British and helped kick them out of France. Seberg is nowhere near as bad in this movie as reputation would suggest (and looks great with a way cool cropped hair-do), and there are good performances from Geilgud, Richard Widmark, and Richard Todd. It does have to be said, though, that this is not a movie for action-lovers - the centrepiece of Joan leading the troops in the liberation of Orleans, for example, is replaced by a fade-to-black! The movie is also quite stagey and it is stylistically easy to think it was made at least ten years earlier than it's 1957 release date. The movie makes a nice change if you are fed up with the Ingrid Bergman version, though.


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