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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: [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.


St.Joan of Arc: Are you the Bastard?
Dunois, Bastard of Orleans: Are you the Maid?


St.Joan of Arc: There's no help, no council in any of you. I thought I would have friends in the court of France, and I find only wolves fighting for pieces of her poor torn body. I believed that you, who now cast me out, would be like strong towers to keep harm from me. But I'm wiser now and nobody is any the worse for being wiser. Don't think you can frighten me by telling me that I'm alone. France is alone... and God is alone... and what is my loneliness before the loneliness of my country and my God?


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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!"
Audrey Hepburn was originally offered the role of Joan. Rumor had it she turned it down because her husband, Mel Ferrer, wasn't offered the role of the Dauphin, but Ferrer denied this.
The character of Brother Stogumber is given some lines that were originally spoken by the Chaplain in the play.
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