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Joan of Arc (1948)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 15 April 1949 (Ireland)
The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joan of Arc
... Pierre Cauchon (Count-Bishop of Beauvais)
... John, Count of Luxembourg (Joan's captor)
... La Hire
... Father Massieu (Joan's bailiff)
... Georges de la Trémouille
... Jean - Duke d'Alencon
... Dunois, Bastard of Orleans
... Jean le Maistre (Inquisitor of Rouen)
... The Dauphin (Charles VII, later King of France)
... Isabelle d'Arc (Joan's mother)
... Jacques d'Arc (Joan's Father)
... Pierre d'Arc (Joan's younger brother)
... Jean d'Arc (Joan's older brother)
... Durand Laxart (Joan's uncle)
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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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$4,600,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Madam Karinska's Motion Picture Academy Award Costume Design "Oscar," for Howard Hughes produced RKO 1948 feature film "Joan of Arc" is shared with Dorothy Jeakins. The original feature film "Joan of Arc" costume designer was New York City Broadway set and costume/couturier designer, resident Raoul Pene du Bois, who asked Karinska to collaborate with him on the costume film extravaganza starring Ingrid Bergman. The first costume they designed in New York City was the suit of armor that Bergman would wear as Joan of Arc. Raoul Pene du Bois and Barbara Karinska worked with the head of the Metropolitan Museum's historical armor collection - where the film's suit of armor for Joan of Arc was made, in the Metropolitan's back-room armor restoration department. This was the first costume completed for the film. Moving to Hollywood, Raoul Pene du Bois and Madam Karinska continued their film collaboration-partnership, with Raoul Pene du Bois designing costumes and Karinska supervising costume construction in the studio wardrobe shop. Raoul Pene du Bois tired of the slow production process abruptly departed for his return to New York City, leaving Karinska to proceed with the costumes for the costume epic. After Raoul Pene du Bois's departure, the film producers insisted on seeing more costume sketches - which Karinska could not accomplish with her costume construction time schedule nor lack of talent in illustrating. Karinska hired a newspaper-advertising fashion illustrator from the Bullock's Wilshire department store advertising staff - Dorothy Jeakins - to illustrate the additional feature film's costume proposals. As production proceeded, Dorothy Jeakins became more involved in the costume construction supervision, fittings, and finishing of wardrobe specifics required in the filming process. After filming began, wardrobe requirements completed, Karinska returned to New York leaving Dorothy Jeakins to finish the film's shooting schedule. In the best Hollywood tradition, Dorothy Jeakins' film studio career was launched after winning the shared Motion Picture Academy Award "Oscar" trophy statuette. See more »

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Length of Joan's chain mail is different from 43:38 to 44:29. See more »

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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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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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RESTORED VERSION ON DVD IS OUTSTANDING!
22 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

The difference between the butchered 100 minute release of Victor Fleming's final film, JOAN OF ARC and the original 146 minute version is like night and day! UCLA has worked on restoring this film to its uncut form for some 10 years -- the results can now be seen with the May 2004 release on DVD by Image-Entertainment. My opinion of the film has greatly changed for the better. For some years I have had access to the 100 minute cut on a nice Laser Disc copy. Seeing the new DVD is a revelation. Not only is the Technicolor splendor of the original on the DVD, but the film as conceived by Victor Fleming is 100% better in its restored form. Ingrid Bergman may be a bit old to play the part, but she is quite marvelous as is Jose Ferrer as the Dolphin, in this his first film appearance. If you have any interest in this film and have only seen it in its butchered form, then do yourself a favor and take a look at the DVD. In this form it can take its place along side Victor Fleming's two most famous films, GONE WITH THE WIND and THE WIZARD OF OZ.


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