Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Joan of Arc (1948) - (Ingrid Bergman) Argentine poster

Joan of Arc (1948) - (Ingrid Bergman) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1948 Victor Fleming film Joan of Arc based on the Broadway play Joan of Lorraine by Maxwell Anderson, screenplay by Maxwell Anderson and Andrew Solt and starring Ingrid Bergman as Joan of Arc. This film was considered by some to be the beginning of a low period in Bergman's career partly because of negative publicity surrounding an affair she was having at the time with Italian director Roberto Rossellini, although both she and Jose Ferrer (who played the role of Charles VII) received academy award nominations and the film has become an enduring classic. This poster was made to promote the first release by RKO in November 1948 but the film has undergone many revisions since them. The 2004 DVD release is the restored complete version. Plot summary: The film gives a straightforward account of the life Joan of Arc, a 14-year-old illiterate farm girl who in the 15th Century told the court of France she had been divinely called to save the country by leading the French army taking Orleans back from the English; Joan was eventually burned at the stake in Rouen by the English and the Burgundians on charges of witchcraft, heresy and dressing like a man. For more information watch the movie and see Wikipedia and the links to its footnotes.

Cast and crew: Ingrid Bergman, Maxwell Anderson, Andrew Solt,Victor Fleming, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish, Ward Bond, Shepperd Strudwick, Gene Lockhart, John Emery, Leif Erickson,Cecil Kellaway, Jose Ferrer, Selena Royle, Robert Barrat, Jimmy Lydon, Rand Brooks, Roman Bohnen



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