Cecil B. DeMille spent the first two-and-a-half years of his directing career overseeing westerns, romances, comedies, crime dramas and a couple of flicks set in Montenegro but Joan of Arc was the subject of his first true epic.
The delightfully eccentric script from Jeanie Macpherson sets the tone for this quirky picture and Geraldine Farrar nails the title role with her signature down-to-earth charm. Not as famous as Carl Dreyer’s take on Joan but well worth seeking out.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Um, well, this is Joan of Arc so the burning at the stake is kind of mandatory but getting there is all the fun.
If it were a dessert it would be: French Toast Cupcakes. Because I am sick and need help.
Availability: Out of print in the USA for years, Joan the Woman has been reissued on DVD by Flicker Alley. Yay!