JOAN OF ARC (1948) 28802

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RKO Original French 47x63 Poster for the Victor Fleming biography film JOAN OF ARC (1948) starring Ingrid Bergman, Jose Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan, Ward Bond, Gene Lockhart, Leif Erickson and Cecil Kellaway. This fascinating war drama takes place in the 15th century during the Hundred Years War between France and England. Joan of Arc is a maid who leads her country in a time of war. But her religious visions are denounced and she is put on trial, condemned as a witch, and burned at the stake. Bergman was totally immersed in her role and absolutely radiates purity. Unfortunately, just as the film went into general release, a scandal broke about what was then considered an illicit affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Bergman, who had been idolized by the American filmgoing public, was suddenly anathema. She left Hollywood and her American film career, but the unwanted publicity caused the film to tank at the box office. Nevertheless, JOAN OF ARC was a critical success. The movie was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Bergman. The film won the Oscars for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design. The poster has been linen-backed. A short linen "lip" exists around the poster for framing. The poster itself is in excellent condition with some minor issues. Overall it presents quite well. There is more than one French Grande, and this is the rare one, and we think the preferred one, with art by B. Lancy. MovieArt Austin does not sell reproductions.

VICTOR FLEMING - Director
Ingrid Bergman - Actor
JOSE FERRER - Actor
Francis L. Sullivan - Actor
J.Carrol Naish - Actor
Ward Bond - Actor
Gene Lockhart - Actor
Leif Erickson - Actor
Cecil Kellaway - Actor
Robert Barrat - Actor
Rand Brooks - Actor
Roy Roberts - Actor
Shepperd Strudwick - Actor
George Magrill - Actor
Herbert Rawlinson - Actor
Ray Teal - Actor

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