Saint Joan (1957) Poster


Anton Walbrook: Cauchon - Bishop of Beauvais


  • Inquisitor : [after condemning Joan to death by fire]  It's a terrible thing to see a young and innocent creature crushed between the Church and the Law.

    Cauchon : You call her innocent?

    Inquisitor : Quite innocent, she didn't understand a word we were saying.

  • St.Joan of Arc : Shall I arise from the dead and come back to you, a living woman?

    Warwick : Rome made you a saint, we had no hand in the business. Let Rome decide.

    Cauchon : Stay where you are, woman. A dead saint is always safer for the Church than a living one...

  • De Courcelles : Were you in a state of grace when you stole the Bishop's horse?

    Cauchon : The devil take the Bishop's horse.

  • St.Joan of Arc : Be you a saint?

    English Soldier : Yes, lady, straight from hell.

    Dunois, Bastard of Orleans : A saint, and from hell!

    English Soldier : Yes, noble captain, I have a day off. Every year, you know. That's my allowance for my one good action.

    Cauchon : Wretch! In all the years of your life did you do only one good action?

    English Soldier : I never thought about it: it came natural like. But they scored it up for me.

    The Dauphin, Charles VII : What was it?

    English Soldier : Why, the silliest thing you ever heard of. I...

    St.Joan of Arc : He tied two sticks together, and gave them to a poor lass that was going to be burned.

  • St.Joan of Arc : [to Cauchon]  But what happened to thee? Art thou dead or alive?

    Cauchon : Dead. Dishonoured. They pursued me beyond the grave. They excommunicated my dead body; they dug it up and flung it into the sewer.

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