Joan the Woman

Joan the Woman (1916)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Mystery-Suspense  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Silent Film  |   Release Date - Dec 25, 1916  |   Run Time - 138 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |  
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Joan the Woman is a 1916 American epic silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Geraldine Farrar as Joan of Arc. The film premiered on Christmas Day in 1916. This was DeMille's first historical drama. The screenplay is based on Friedrich Schiller's 1801 play Die Jungfrau von Orelans (The Maid of Orleans). This film was considered to be the "first cinematic spectacle about Joan of Arc."

This was the first film to use the Handschiegl Color Process (billed as the "Wyckoff-DeMille Process") for certain scenes. This process is especially noticeable in the scene of Joan burning at the stake, the use of red and yellow gave this a heightened dramatic effect. A print of the film still exists. DeMille has said that in the weeks before shooting he became obsessed with historical research, costume and set design, and casting decisions.

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Budget

$302,976

Tags

Demille, Joan Of Arc, Palace Intrigue

Attributes

Subject: Joan of Arc

Alternate Titles

Az orleánsi szüz
HU
Jeanne d'Arc
FR, HU
Jeanne d'Arc - Jomfruen af Orléans (last Part 2)
DK
Jeanne d'Arc - Pigen fra Domrémy (Part 1)
DK
Joan the Woman
GB, US
Joana d'Arc
PT
Joana D'Arc - A Donzela de Orleans
BR
Juana de Arco
ES
Orleansin neitsyt
FI
Жанна-женщина
RU