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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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Joan of Arc:
[to her troops, after hearing her voices]
This is the hour. Now is the time. In God's name, strike! Strike boldly!
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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 »
The cut version of the film reduced many of the supporting actors' roles (notably those of Hurd Hatfield and Jeff Corey) to mere walk-ons, with all of their dialogue gone. Hatfield, especially, was practically edited out of the shorter version, so that viewers who have seen only the 100-minute cut of the film, and knew that he was in it, were left wondering if he really appeared in the movie at all. Both of Robert Barrat's dialogue scenes were also cut, despite the fact that he plays Joan's father, a rather important role. Dialogue belonging to Joan's mother (Selena Royle), however, was retained in the edited version. See more »
Joan of Arc is perhaps Bergman's finest "high acting" performances. (Her greatest performance is still her "minimalist" performance in "Casablanca"). This is a better than good movie, but not great. With the cast, it should have been GREAT! It is, however, well worth seeing; Bergman is in fine form.
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