Joan of Arc

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Overview

Director Victor Fleming's final film features Ingrid Bergman as a vivid and luminous Joan of Arc, the 15th-century French peasant girl who led the French in battle against the invading English, becoming a national hero. When she was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the English, she was made a Catholic saint. Bergman's Joan is a strong and spiritual figure who proves her devotion to the Dauphin Jose Ferrer, later to become the King of France. Joan is compelling as she wins an alliance with the ...
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Overview

Director Victor Fleming's final film features Ingrid Bergman as a vivid and luminous Joan of Arc, the 15th-century French peasant girl who led the French in battle against the invading English, becoming a national hero. When she was captured, tortured, and ultimately executed by the English, she was made a Catholic saint. Bergman's Joan is a strong and spiritual figure who proves her devotion to the Dauphin Jose Ferrer, later to become the King of France. Joan is compelling as she wins an alliance with the Governor of Vaucouleurs and the courtiers at Chinon, leads her army in the Battle of Orleans, is betrayed by the Burgundians, and edicts that "our strength is in our faith."
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A viewer's reaction to Joan of Arc may well depend upon which version he or she sees. Originally released at 145 minutes, the film is available in various versions, one of which clocks in at a mere 100 minutes. The original is too long, but the shortest version compromises much of what was effective in the original. The film in all its lengths does suffer from a bit of unnecessary sanctimoniousness. Maxwell Anderson and Andrew Solt's screenplay has many wonderful scenes, but it also includes more than its share of hard-pedaled moralizing, and (especially in its original length), many scenes simply go on too long. That said, the writers did provide Ingrid Bergman with one of her greatest roles, and the unique actress took this vehicle and rode it for all it was worth. Bergman is utterly compelling from first to last, conveying a sense of spiritual goodness that is beautiful and inspiring, without being annoying, unbelievable, or condescending. Her final scene at the stake is especially moving, an agonizing moment that tears at the heart. (Credit director Victor Fleming for capturing Bergman's performance so effectively, as well as for handling the many crowd and battle scenes the script demands.) Bergman's fellow cast members (especially José Ferrer) are all good as well, and it's an exceptionally handsome production -- but she remains the heart and soul of the film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2007
  • EAN: 4897007030637
  • Original Release: 1948
  • Source: Imports
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,211

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ingrid Bergman Joan of Arc
José Ferrer Dauphin
Selena Royle Isabelle d'Arc
Robert H. Barrat Jacques D'Arc
Ward Bond La Hire
Jimmy Lydon Pierre D'Arc
Francis L. Sullivan Pierre Cauchon
Rand Brooks Jean D'Arc
Cecil Kellaway Jean Le Maistre
Roman Bohnen Durand Laxart
Irene Rich Catherine le Royer
Nestor Paiva Henry Le Royer
Richard Derr Jean De Metz
Ray Teal Bertrand de Poulengy
David Bond Jean Fournier
George Coulouris Robert De Baudricourt
John Emery Duke of Alencon
Gene Lockhart George De La Tremoille
Nicholas Joy Archbishop of Theims
Richard Ney Duke of Claremont
Vincent J. Donahue Alain Chartier
Leif Erickson Jean Dunois
John Ireland St. Severe
Henry Brandon Giles de Raiz
Gregg Barton Adm. de Culan
Ethan Laidlaw Jean d'Aulon
Frederic Worlock Duke of Bedford
Dennis Hoey William Glasdale
Colin Keith-Johnston Duke of Burgundy
Mary Currier Countess of Luxembourg
Roy Roberts Wandamme
J. Carrol Naish Count John of Luxembourg
Shepperd Strudwick Father Jean Massieu
Taylor Holmes Bishop of Avranches
Alan Napier Earl of Warwick
Philip Bourneuf Jean d'Estivet
Aubrey Mather La Fontaine
Herbert Rudley Isombard de La Pierre
Frank Puglia Nicholas de Houppeville
William Conrad Guillaume Erard
John Parrish Jean Beaupere, a Judge
Victor Wood Nicholas Midi
Houseley Stevenson Sr. Winchester
Jeff Corey Prison Guard
Bill Kennedy The Executioner
Philip Ahlm
Eric Alden
Richard Alexander Man on Boulevard
Robert Anderson Soldier at the Inn
Morris Ankrum Poton De Xantrailles
George Backus English Knight
George Barrows
Edward Biby Nicholas Taquel
Robert Bice Dying English Archer
John Bohn Judge Gustinel
Raymond Bond Hauviette's Father
Symona Boniface
Bob Burns Bishop of Norwich
Wally Cassell French Soldier
Bill Cody
J.W. Cody English Guard
Clancy Cooper
Sally Cooper
Roger Creed
Bob Crosby
George Davis Farmer
George Dee
Mike Pat Donovan Bishop of Noyon
Lester Dorr
Jim Drum
Art Dupuis
Frank Elliott Dr. Tiphane
John Epper Demetz
Herbert Evans Bailiff
Julia Faye Townswoman
Mary Field Boy's Mother
Art Foster Marksman
Curt Furberg Judge Jerome
Jack Gargan Peasant
James Garner
Jack George Merchant
Everett Glass Judge Anselene
Albert Godderis Judge Tobie
Joseph Granby Giles de Fecamp
Greta Granstedt
Beatrice Gray
Eula Guy Women at the Inn
Frank S. Hagney Soldier
Chuck Hamilton Jean de Honeycourt
Alvin Hammer Court Jester
Alec Harford Lyonnel
June Harris
Hurd Hatfield Father Pasquerel
Henry J. Hebert Winchester's Secretary
Michael A. Cirillo Guard
Jerry Elliott
Gloria Grafton
Herschel Graham Constable
Thomas Brown Henry Raoul de Gaucourt
Phyllis Hill
Stuart Holmes Judge Benoit
Shephard Houghton
I. Stanford Jolley
Lorna Jordan
Hazel Keener Peasant
James Kirkwood Judge Mortemer
Carl Knowles Guard
Kate Lawson Marguerite
Tom Leffingwell Judge Grouchet
Stella LeSaint
James Logan Beaudricourt's Clerk
Babe London
Beverly Loyd Court Lady
George Magrill
Eve March Peasant Woman
Frank Marlowe
Gregory Marshall Boy
Leo J. McMahon Richard the Archer
Charles Meakin Judge Barbier
Lee Miller Colet de Vienne
Matt Moore Judge Courneille
Harry Hays Morgan Jr. Guard
Frances Morris
Manuel Paris Judge Chatillon
Louis Payne Judge Thibault
Lee Phelps
Allen Pinson
Lon Poff Guillaume Colles
Byron Poindexter
Harry Raven
Herbert Rawlinson Judge Marguerie
Steve Roberts Thomas de Courcelle
Victor Romito French Soldier
John Roy
Frances Sanford
Ray Saunders
Allan Schute Judge Etienne
Peter Seal Judge Albane
Scott Seaton Judge Edmond
Russell Simpson Old Man with Pipe
Pete Sosso Domremy Peasant
Arthur Space Luxembourg Guard
Vernon Steele Boy's Father
George Suzanne Tumbler
Maria Tavares
Victor Travers Bishop of Therouanne
Dorothy Tuttle
Minerva Urecal Old Woman
Percival Vivian Judge Laurent
Charles Wagenheim Taxpayer
William Wagner
Eve Whitney
Bob Whitney
Henry Wills Julian
Marjorie Wood
Margo Woode Woman with Baby
George Zucco Constable of Clervaux
Technical Credits
Victor Fleming Director
Maxwell Anderson Screenwriter
Jack Cosgrove Special Effects
Richard Day Art Director
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Winton Hoch Cinematographer
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Karinska Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph Kish Set Decoration/Design
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack P. Pierce Makeup
Edwin Roberts Set Decoration/Design
William Skall Cinematographer
Andrew Solt Screenwriter
Frank Sullivan Editor
Joseph A. Valentine Cinematographer
Walter Wanger Producer
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