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Joan of Arc (1948)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: May 18, 2004

Running Time
2 hours, 25 minutes

Country USA

Studio RKO Pictures, Sierra Pictures, Walter Wanger

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Other Titles
• Joan of Arc
• Joan of Lorraine (1948)
• Johanna von Orleans (1950)



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Genre: Drama, Religion, Biography, Tear Jerker, True Story, Period Piece, Suspense

Tagline: Greatest of all spectacles!

Plot: Victor Fleming proved his skill with massive crowd scenes in both GONE WITH THE WIND and THE WIZARD OF OZ, so the impeccable battle sequences in JOAN OF ARC come as no surprise. The real piece de resistance is Ingrid Bergman’s stirring performance as the young Joan, who hears voices from nowhere instructing her to aid France in driving out the British. Joan travels to the court of the dauphin, Charles VII (José Ferrer), where she passes a tricky test to persuade the dauphin of her authenticity. Placed at the head of the French army, Joan’s courage and brilliant military tactics lead to victory after victory, but soon the dauphin fears Joan’s enormous popularity and sells her out. Captured by the British, Joan stands trial for heresy and is sentenced to death at the stake. Many years after her martyrdom, the Catholic church would make Joan a saint. Beautifully written and wonderfully performed, Victor Fleming’s last film is a spiritual adventure.

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 Directed by
Victor Fleming
The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Captains Courageous
 Written by
Maxwell Anderson
All Quiet on the Western Front, Key Largo, The Wrong Man
 Cast
Ingrid Bergman
Casablanca, Notorious, Spellbound
Francis L. Sullivan
Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Caesar and Cleopatra
J. Carrol Naish
Rio Grande, Captain Blood, Sahara
Ward Bond
It's a Wonderful Life, The Maltese Falcon, The Searchers
Shepperd Strudwick
A Place in the Sun, All the King's Men, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Gene Lockhart
His Girl Friday, Miracle on 34th Street, Meet John Doe
John Emery
Spellbound, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, The Girl Can't Help It
[more]
 Music By
Hugo Friedhofer
Gone with the Wind, The Best Years of Our Lives, Lifeboat



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Private Life of Henry VIII., The (1933)

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