MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,678 this week

Saint Joan (1957)

 -  Biography | Drama | History  -  8 May 1957 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 616 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 9 critic

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... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 329 titles
created 25 Sep 2011
 
a list of 2998 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 59 titles
created 16 Jun 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 09 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 37 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Saint Joan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Saint Joan (1957)

Saint Joan (1957) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Saint Joan.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill
Rosebud (1975)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 19th century Russia,the idealistic officer Chernov is appointed chief of the Imperial Guard by the Empress Catherine the Great and navigates between the diplomacy of Grand Chancellor Nicolai Liyitch and the plots of the generals.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr.
Certificate: M Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara
Fallen Angel (1945)
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kay Stanton, her husband Neil and son Tommy live on the French Riviera. While at the port, when her husband was on a trip she meets an American naval officer, and they begin an affair. Kay ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Jean Seberg, Honor Blackman, Sean Garrison
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Henry Fonda
Backfire (1964)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Jean Becker
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Enrico Maria Salerno
The Looters (1967)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Morgan, a lapsed burglar, is drugged and shanghaied on board a yacht by beautiful Colleen. When he comes to, the athletic young man learns that Colleen and her friends want him to break ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Besnard
Stars: Frederick Stafford, Jean Seberg, Serge Gainsbourg
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young bride who comes from a rich family has a hard time adjusting to life in a boarding house with other soldiers and their wives. Her spoiled ways cause resentment from the other wives ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Jeanne Crain, Frank Latimore, Eugene Pallette
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Anton Walbrook ...
...
Felix Aylmer ...
Archie Duncan ...
...
Margot Grahame ...
...
Francis De Wolff ...
...
Victor Maddern ...
...
Master Executioner
David Oxley ...
Patrick Barr ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

8 May 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die heilige Johanna  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Audrey Hepburn was originally offered the role of Joan. Rumor had it she turned it down because her husband, Mel Ferrer, wasn't offered the role of the Dauphin, but Ferrer denied this. See more »

Quotes

[about her voices]
St.Joan of Arc: They come from God.
Robert de Baudricourt: They come from your imagination.
St.Joan of Arc: Of course. That is how the messages of God come to us, through our imagination.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mr. Hoover and I (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"He who tells too much truth is sure to be hanged..."
18 January 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Otto Preminger's much-maligned version of Joan of Arc's inquisition and defeat came under critical scrutiny for, among many things, the casting of an unknown in the demanding leading role. Jean Seberg was touted as Preminger's discovery, and her youthful energy and doe-eyed rebelliousness are the right ingredients for the Maid of Orleans. What Seberg lacks is forceful projection--though, with so much talent surrounding her, one hardly notices. After promoting the foppish Dauphin as the next King of France, a simple but fierce country girl heads the French Army into battle against England; sadly, with her triumphs passed her and her usefulness run dry, she was turned over to the courts where she was declared a heretic, her talk of voices the ramblings of a demonic influence. Graham Greene adapted George Bernard Shaw's celebrated play, putting much of the emphasis on Joan's trial; still, one clearly senses Preminger's pithy hand in the playful framework complete with ghosts and a music-box score. The costumes are plushy, the sets passable, yet one longs for more involving action (there's the set-up for battle, but no fighting); without a grander design, a more florid visual scope, what we're left with is textbook history. Certainly the performances make the film worth-seeing, and Seberg shouldn't be counted out in this regard. Hers is an empathic reading and, while she isn't yet a riveting presence, the newcomer manages a connection with the material (translating it to the viewer) which many seasoned pros might have found unmanageable. **1/2 from ****


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Richard Widmark plays a role that made a star of Kenneth Williams! donaldking
DVD for Saint Joan Wailmer1990
Woman's Day Article Bloopie
subtitles for Saint Joan Stepanova_2000
Saint Jean Seberg targeted by FBI in 1960s pathfinder616
Saint Jean Seberg targeted by FBI in 1960s pathfinder616
Discuss Saint Joan (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?