Joan the Woman

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  • NR
  • 1916
  • 2 hr 17 min
  • 6.4  (626)

Joan the Woman is a 1916 silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, and Hobart Bosworth. The film is a retelling of the story of Joan of Arc, a French heroine who fought for her country during the Hundred Years' War. The film opens with an introduction by DeMille, explaining that the film is not meant to be a historical account of Joan's life, but rather a retelling of her legend. The movie then begins in the present day, where an American soldier, Edward Livingston, is injured during World War I and taken prisoner by the Germans. While in captivity, he meets a French soldier who tells him the story of Joan of Arc.

The film then transitions to Joan's childhood, where we see her growing up in a small French village. She is a kind and gentle girl, devoted to her faith, but also strong-willed and determined. When the English invade her village and kill her sister, Joan is filled with a desire for revenge and a sense of duty to her country.

Joan convinces the Dauphin, the heir to the French throne, to let her lead his army against the English. She inspires her soldiers with her courage and faith, and they win several battles under her leadership. However, Joan's success angers the English, who capture her and put her on trial for heresy.

At her trial, Joan refuses to renounce her beliefs and is sentenced to death. She is burned at the stake, but her death inspires the French to continue fighting and eventually win the war.

Throughout the film, there are several scenes that highlight the beauty and majesty of the French countryside, as well as some impressive battle sequences. Farrar gives a strong performance as Joan, capturing both her kindness and her strength.

Overall, Joan the Woman is an entertaining and inspiring film that celebrates the courage and sacrifice of one of history's greatest heroines. Though it takes some liberties with the historical facts, it remains a powerful tribute to Joan of Arc's legacy.

Joan the Woman is a 1916 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 17 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

Joan the Woman
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    2 hr 17 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (626)