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Saint Joan

  • Film

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

  • Duration:110 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Otto Preminger
  • Screenwriter:Graham Greene
  • Cast:
    • Jean Seberg
    • Anton Walbrook
    • Harry Andrews
    • Richard Widmark
    • Richard Todd
    • John Gielgud
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