Saint Joan

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Time Out says

Even hardcore Preminger fans number this stage adaptation among his lesser works. As usual ambiguity is the theme within the theme - no big surprise when a play by an agnostic (GB Shaw) is adapted by a Catholic (Graham Greene). The film inverts the Joan enigma, with a number of ironical insights. The very production seems equivocal: deliberately bare and skimped to enable us to concentrate on the text, and/or because Preminger was not about to splash out on such a dubious box office prospect. The subsequent troubled progress and self-murder of Jean Seberg adds a further layer of ambiguity, both as eerie distraction and poignant complement.
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Release details

UK release:

1957

Duration:

110 mins

Cast and crew

Music:

Mischa Spoliansky

Production Designer:

Roger Furse

Cast:

Richard Todd, Richard Widmark, Harry Andrews, Anton Walbrook, Jean Seberg, John Gielgud

Producer:

Otto Preminger

Screenwriter:

Graham Greene

Director:

Otto Preminger

Editor:

Helga Cranston

Cinematography:

Georges Périnal

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