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Saint Joan (1957) was a Drama - Drama Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.

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By RBuccicone on Aug 2, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

Saint Joan (1957) ???? Given Otto Preminger‘s history with fantastically thrilling mysteries and dramas, I was a bit surprised to find he made a picture based on Bernard Shaw’s play about the plight of Joan of Arc. Possibly of even greater surprise is that Preminger paid for the rights t... Read full article


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The Dauphin, Charles VII: The moment comes when the soldier must give way to the statesman.


The Dauphin, Charles VII: [after he is anointed and crowned in Rheims Cathedral] That holy oil Joan talked about is rancid.
Archbishop of Rheims: Your Majesty, that oil is nearly a thousand years old. It was brought by an angel to King Clovis.
The Dauphin, Charles VII: Well, no doubt it was fresher then.


The Dauphin, Charles VII: Now, what's the good of sitting on the throne, when the other fellows are giving all the orders?


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Screenwriter Graham Greene, a very famous author himself, added some lines to the original Shaw play when he adapted it for the film, such as Warwick's "She'll burn - before the Pope gets to hear of it!"
The character of Brother Stogumber is given some lines that were originally spoken by the Chaplain in the play.
Desmond Dickinson started as Director of Photography, but was replaced.
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