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In 1456, French King Charles VII recalls the story of how he met the seventeen-year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc, entrusted her with the command of the French Army, and ultimately burned her at the stake as a heretic.
Paul Scofield quit after a disagreement with Director Otto Preminger during the first cast read-through.
What would you say if the Pope found her innocent?
John de Stogumber: He's a foreigner, too, my lord. And in England...
Warwick: You do not consider him to be infallible.
John de Stogumber: Of course, my lord. In faith and in morals...
Warwick: But this is politics.
The choral and later the organ music heard during and after Charles' coronation mimics the style of Handel and Bach's music that was composed during the 18th century.
Also available in computer colorized version (Hal Roach VHS)
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