Joan of Arc ( Joan the Woman ) is a film directed by Cecil B. DeMille released in 1916 .
An English officer (Hobart Bosworth) during the First World War dreams of the life of Joan of Arc (Geraldine Farrar). The officer finds in the wall of the trench that he occupies an old sword which belonged to Joan of Arc. By seizing it, it shows the ghost of Joan of Arc, who tells her story. The decor changes for France at the time of Joan of Arc, whose story is told. She led the French troops to victory, then burned at the stake. The story ends with a return to the trench; the officer decides to accept a suicide mission, inspired by Jeanne’s epic and her sword.
- Title: Joan of Arc
- Original title: Joan the Woman
- Director: Cecil B. DeMille
- Scenario: William C. de Mille and Jeanie Macpherson
- Producer: Cecil B. DeMille
- Production Company: Cardinal Film and Paramount Pictures
- Distribution: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
- Music: William Furst
- Photography: Alvin Wyckoff
- Editing: Cecil B. DeMille
- Artistic direction: Wilfred Buckland
- Country of origin: United States
- Format: Color (Coloring Handschiegl color ) / Black and White – silent film
- Genre: History
- Duration: 138 minutes
- Release dates:
- United States :
- France :
- Geraldine Farrar : Joan of Arc
- Raymond Hatton : Charles VII of France
- Hobart Bosworth : The Hire
- Theodore Roberts : Pierre Cauchon
- Wallace Reid : Eric Trent
- Charles Clary : Georges de la Tremouille
- James Neill : Laxart
- Tully Marshall : The Bird
- Lawrence Peyton : Gaspard
- Horace B. Carpenter : Jacques d’Arc
- Cleo Ridgely : The King’s Favorite
- Lillian Leighton : Isambeau
- Marjorie Daw : Katherine
- Stephen Gray : Pierre
- Ernest Joy : Robert de Beaudricourt
And, among the uncredited actors:
- Jack Holt : (undetermined role)
- Ramón Novarro : a farmer
- (in) Robin Blaetz , Visions of the Maid: Joan of Arc in American Film and Culture , Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, al. “Cultural Frames, Framing Culture”,, 279 p. ( ISBN 0-8139-2075-2 ).
- Hervé Dumont , Joan of Arc, of history on screen: cinema & television , Paris / Lausanne, Favre / Cinémathèque suisse,, 173 p. ( ISBN 978-2-8289-1270-3 ).
- Françoise Michaud-Fréjaville , ” Cinema, history: the theme” Johannine “ ” Medieval Research Papers Orleans / Paris, MECC / Honoré Champion, n o 12 “A city, a destiny: Orleans and Joan of Arc. In tribute to Françoise Michaud-Fréjaville “,, p. 285-300 ( read online [ archive ] ).