Joan of Arc Overview:

Joan of Arc (1948) was a Drama - Drama Film directed by Victor Fleming and produced by Walter Wanger.

SYNOPSIS

A radiant Bergman makes an apt choice for director Fleming's (Wizard of Oz, 1939, and Gone With the Wind, 1939) sincere depiction of Joan of Arc, the youngest peasant girl who united France and was martyred for her beliefs. Based on Anderson's 1946 play, Joan of Lorraine. Note: a restored version from 1999 added footage cut after initial release.

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Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorJosé FerrerNominated
Best ActressIngrid BergmanNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard Day; Set Decoration: Edwin Casey Roberts, Joseph KishNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph Valentine, William V. Skall, Winton HochWon
Best Costume DesignDorothy Jeakins, KarinskaWon
Best Film EditingFrank SullivanNominated
Best Music - ScoringHugo FriedhoferNominated
Special AwardTo Walter Wanger for distinguished service to the industry in adding to its moral stature in the world community by his production of the picture Joan of Arc.Won
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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

By Beatrice on Nov 11, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Trial of Joan of Arc?(Proc?s de Jeanne d’Arc) Directed by Robert Bresson Written by Robert Bresson from the transcript of the trial 1962/France Agnes Delahaie Productions First viewing/FilmStruck As with many of Bresson’s films, this is slow going but beautiful. Most of the dial... Read full article


Sight and Sound Top 250 – #009 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1927)

By Michael on Sep 21, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing our voyage throught the most recent Sight and Sound Top 250 Movies of All Time list, this time around, it’s #9 on the list, Carl Theodore Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc. And as always I’ll just note that for those just joining us, you can find a full introduction to... Read full article


Joana D’Arc / Joan of Arc (1948)

By L? on Aug 28, 2015 From Critica Retro

Joana D’Arc / Joan of Arc (1948) O filme nem precisa come?ar para termos certeza de que estamos assistindo a uma obra do diretor Victor Fleming. ? um filme longo (145 minutos!) e os atores nos s?o apresentados em uma lista muito semelhante ? que aparece no in?cio de “E o Vento Lev... Read full article


The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 9, 2014 From 4 Star Films

As cliche as it will sound this is one of those films that transcends the years for me. It is still that powerful after so many decades. Using low angles and numerous close ups Carl Theodor Dreyer pulled me into this story early on. It was tense and claustrophobic causing the viewer to become emotio... Read full article


The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 9, 2014 From 4 Star Films

As cliche as it will sound, this is one of those films that transcends the years for me. It is still that powerful after so many decades. Using low angles and numerous close ups Carl Theodor Dreyer pulled me into this story early on. It was tense and claustrophobic causing the viewer to become emoti... Read full article


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Quotes from

Joan of Arc: I should be in a church prison, guarded by women. Must you leave me here, Father Massieu?
Father Massieu: I am commanded to leave you here. God keep you, child.


Pierre Cauchon: Just who's side are you on?
John, Count of Luxembourg: The same side that we are all on - the *me* side.


Joan of Arc: There must be no swearing in this army, among high or low.
La Hire: Do you want to strike the army dumb?
Joan of Arc: This must begin with you.


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Facts about

According to some biographies of Ingrid Bergman, Howard Hughes saved her from possible injury during a visit to the set when she fell off her horse. He caught her, but rather awkwardly, with one hand firmly on her crotch. Hughes made sure no photographs of the incident were taken (or survived).
Maxwell Anderson's play, "Joan of Lorraine", from which this film was adapted, is a play-within-a-play, and its plot not only relates the story of Joan of Arc but also shows the effect that Joan's story has on an acting company that is performing it, especially the actress playing the leading role. Ingrid Bergman had wanted to retain the play's structure for the film, but the studio thought the idea was uncinematic and would not appeal to moviegoers, so the Joan of Arc scenes were expanded by Anderson and Andrew Solt, and the film's plot was altered to tell only the story of Joan. The title was also changed to the more easily identifiable "Joan of Arc". In contrast to "Joan of Lorraine", in which all the actors played two or more roles, the majority of actors in "Joan of Arc" played only one role. However, quite a bit of Anderson's original stage dialogue was retained for the film.
Walter Wanger refused his honorary Oscar for the film because he was angry that the film had not been nominated for Best Picture.
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