Joan the Woman

1*   
 JESSE L. LASKY
    PRESENTS
 GERALDINE FARRAR 
       IN 
 JOAN THE WOMAN
       BY
JEANIE MACPHERSON

2*
 Founded on the Life of Joan
  of Arc, the Girl Patriot,
    Who Fought with Men,
     Was Loved by Men
    and Killed by Men -
Yet Withal Retained the Heart 
        of a Woman.

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   PRODUCED BY
CECIL B. DE MILLE

4*
  Music by
William Furst

Photographed by
Alvin Wyckoff

  Art Director
Wilfred Buckland

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FOR seventy years defeat
 after defeat had followed
the French arms; until, in the
year 1429, France was on the 
verge of becoming an English
province.

6*
CHARLES VII, King of
 France - deserted by his
most powerful nobles - was
opposed by his own cousin
the Duke of Burgundy, whose
wealth and soldiers were at
England's call.

7*
PARIS, itself, was in English
   hands; and Charles,
the weakling King, ruled a
shabby, debt-ridden little court
- unhonored and uncrowned.

8*
AT this time - when the
 soul of France was slowly
dying - there dwelt in the little
village of Domremy, a simple
peasant girl, the daughter of
Jacques d'Arc.

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HER name was Joan, and
 her life that of the sturdy
country maiden as she worked
at the hearth or in the pasture.

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JOAN OF ARC

11*
SHE gave her all for 
  France - and her
reward was martyrdom.

12*
JOAN OF ARC is not dead.
  She can never die - and in
the war-torn land she loved
so well, her Spirit fights today.

13
       1916
 AN ENGLISH TRENCH
SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE

14
   I wonder what queer old 
chap carried this sword to
battle in the old days!

15
   We want a volunteer to
attempt the destruction of
Enemy Trench No. 2 with
this bomb.

16
   I don't want an answer 
'till midnight. Think it over
- the man who goes will
not come back.

17
MEMORY

18
   The time has come for 
thee to expiate thy sin 
against me.

19
INTO THE PAST

20
The Shabby Court of Charles,
  Rightful King of France.

21
   Sire - the butcher hath
refused more partridges until
the last are paid for!

22
THE DESERTER.

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   Why should I not desert
when the King, himself, is
preparing to flee from France!

24
   No sword once drawn
for France - shall be thrown 
down!

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FEARING That the People -
  Out of Pity - May Rally to
the Standard of a Ragged King,
England and Burgundy Employ
"The Spider" to Pamper and
Amuse Charles - While Their
Armies Lay Siege to Orleans.

26
   I have come far to pledge
thee my love, Sire, and my
purse.

27
   Sire - my castle at Chinon
awaits thy Royal Presence.

28
Eric Trent - In Search of
 Cattle For the Duke of
  Burgundy - Raids the
   Village of Domremy.

29
   Flee - the Burgundians
are coming!

30
   One of must stay to
parley with them, that the
others may seek safety in
the woods.

31
   Englishman - I pray thee 
in the name of God, turn
back!

32
   What wouldst thou with
me, Englishman?

33
   Return to camp with 
thy loot: I'll follow thee 
anon.

34
   Now, Englishman, wilt 
thou go?

35
Go bid our men return.

36
   They daughter, Joan, is 
safe: I hid her in the loft
while I put them all to rout!

37
When the Daisies
    Bloomed.

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   I'll name the daisy for the 
sweetest maid I know - and 
ask it if she loves me.

39
She loves me!

40
   Bid thy Englishman 
depart - or I will tell them
all thou hast concealed an
enemy of France!

41
   Prepare thyself Joan -
for thou art to save France
and the King.

42
   What ails thee, Joan -
go about thy work!

43
       Knowing That Her
   Parents Would Defeat Her 
Mission, Joan Prepares Secretly
     to Obey the Command
      of Her "Voices".

44
   Uncle Laxart, wilt thou
brave my father's anger - -
and take me to the Governor?

45
   AT THE CASTLE OF
ROBERT DE BEAUDRICOURT,
     THE GOVERNOR

46
   My Lord Governor, I
have come to thee - for it is
the will of God that thou
shouldst send me to the King!

47
   If thou comest from God,
show me what answer he
would make to this!

48
   I am convinced and will 
send thee to thy King.

49
Charles, Caught in the
"Spider's" Golden Web,
   Idles at Chinon.

50
   Sire - our soldiers are
deserting to the Burgundian
camp, because we cannot 
clothe or feed them!

51
   I regret, Sire, that my 
purse cannot stretch to this 
necessity.

52
The King at Last.

53
   I bring thee from the
Governor a peasant wench,
who claims she is sent from
God to lead thy soldiers.

54
   Test this peasant wench:
if she is so clever, let her
find thee among the crowd!

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THE RUSE.

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   Thou art the King -
none other!

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   Gentle Prince, I am Joan
the Maid, sent by God to
lead thy army against the
English and crown thee
King of France!

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SO Greatly Did the French
 Fear the English - that
Eric Trent Marched Almost
Unopposed into the Strongest
Fortress Outside the Walls of 
Orleans.

59
Sire, I see - I see - -

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   Give me soldiers, Sire,
before it is too late - for
even now the English take 
the fortress of The Towers!

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   This is black magic, the
girl may have come from 
the Devil!

62
   Question this maid, and
find out if she be from
Heaven or Hell!

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THE HERALD OF ENGLAND

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   Art thou Charles, who
calls himself King of France?

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   Our merciful English
Sovereign - rightful King of
France - generously offers
thee peace, providing thou
wilt relinquish thy claim to 
the throne. Otherwise, be
it known to thee that thy
head shall pay for thy folly!

66
   Take this answer to thy
master. Tell him if every
sword in France were
broken - if every man in 
France were dead - there is 
still the God of Justice to 
free us from thy yoke!

67
   The English army is at
the gates of Orleans!

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   Men of France - will ye
follow me to battle?

69
   If ye will not follow me,
will ye follow the Standard
of France?

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   Are the Nobles of France
to follow a peasant wench?

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   Joan of Arc - I create
thee Commander of the
Armies of France!

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   Joan of Arc - I'll follow
thee to Victory, or to Hell!

73
"The Spider" Summons
L'Oiseleur - the Mad
        Monk.

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   Follow this witch, and
let me hear from thee
concerning her.

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The Blessing of the 
    Standard.

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   The Maid warns thee to
depart from Orleans - or
she will wage such war 
against ye as has never been 
known in France!

77
 This answer will I make to
thine impertinent milkmaid!

78
   I knew thou wouldst
have need of me, so I came 
to thee!

79
The Call to Arms.

80
   Lady, behold thy answer
from the English!

81
The Departure
 For Orleans.

82
THE BESIEGED CITY OF ORLEANS

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   To the gates - to the
gates! Help is coming!

84
   A strange maiden clad in 
armor rides through the 
gates of Orleans!

85
   Let the sheep enter the 
shambles - the butcher's 
work will be easier!

86
   Fear not. I bring ye
better help than has ever
come to any town or captain
- the help of the King of 
Heaven!

87
Joan Summons the English
     to Surrender.

88
   This petticoat general bids
us flee from France - lest
she carve us with her sword!

89
   Milkmaid of France - get
thee hence, or we'll capture
thee and burn thee as a
witch!

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    AT DAYBREAK
Certain Jealous French 
Captains - Disobeying 
Joan's Orders - Attack 
 and are Defeated by
    the English.

91
   Somewhere French blood
is flowing!

92
   The French are beaten 
at the stockade!

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  THE BATTLE OF THE 
       TOWERS

JOAN Masses Her Men to
Attack the Fortress, Which
for Months Has Hurled 
Terror and Death into the
Ranks of the French.

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   In the name of God -
forward!

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   Long live Joan - savior
of Orleans!

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END OF FIRST EPOCH

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JOAN THE WOMAN

THE SECOND EPOCH

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   THE
CONQUEROR

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   Wouldst thou become
Queen - that thou lettest
the people kneel to thee!

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The Spoils of War.

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   If aught of harm comes
to the prisoner, Eric Trent,
thou shalt answer to me!

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      AT RHEIMS

THE Traitorous Bishop
Cauchon Seeks His King's
Destruction to Further His
Own Ambition with the
English.

103
   The King is here for his 
crowning. When England
hears that we have failed to
keep the crown from Charles
- - thou wilt lose thy 
bishopric and I my head!

104
   Drink not, Sire - the
wine is poisoned!

105
   Only thy Bishop's robes
protect thee - - go thou from
our presence, nor show thy
face again in France!

106
After Many Victories,
Joan Leads Her King
 to His Crowning.

107
Long live the King!

108
   It is our royal pleasure to
reward thee, Maid - ask
what thou wilt!

109
   Two things would I ask
of thee, Sire: that the
peasants of my village may
be forever untaxed - - and
freedom for the English 
prisoner, Eric Trent.

110
   My Joan, thy father calls 
for thee - thy mother weeps
for thee, wilt thou not return?

111
   I may not return with 
thee, for I shall last but a 
year - and there is yet much 
to be done!

112
   By the King's command
- the prisoner, Eric Trent,
is free!

113
   Warrior Maiden - why
hast thou twice saved my 
life?

114
   If I thought thou hast 
saved me because thou lovest 
me - - no power of Saint
or Devil should take thee 
from me!

115
   Englishman, there is room
in each heart but for one
love - - mine is for France!

116
   Englishman - our ways
must lie apart. I go to
Compiègne to battle - - go
thou thy way and forget 
me!

117
The Tightening
 of the Web.

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   At Orleans, I saw the
people kiss her robe -- and
the soldiers whisper that
they'll make her Queen!

119
   The Maid's a witch -
Sire - a witch!

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IN the Tent of the Duke 
  of Burgundy, Before
Compiègne.

121
   Our chance has come; for 
the Witch - with but a
handful of knights - rides
secretly to Compiègne.

122
   Thou mayest avenge thy 
capture, for we have learned 
where the Witch Maid 
rides. Go forth with thy 
men and take her!

123
   Command me if thou 
wilt to some other duty -
but bid me not to capture
the Maid!

124
   Since thou art turned
coward, Eric Trent, I
command thee - in the name
of thy English King - to
capture Joan the Maid!

125
THE BLACK HORSEMAN

126
   Dost thou not see the
Black Horseman? I have
not long, Gaspard - - I have
not long!

127
DAWN BRINGS ON THE 
DAY - BIG WITH FATE.

128
The Ashes of Love.

129
   For service to thy King
in the capture of this witch,
I create thee - from this day
forth - Count of Diermont!

130
Thou didst betray me!

131
   Rejoice, my Lord! The
Devil hath been cheated -
and the Witch Maid 
captured!

132
   Go thou and pray for 
her soul!

133
The fire - the fire!

134
"The Gratitude of Kings."

135
   For God's sake give me
money to ransom Joan the 
Maid!

136
   Dost think, Sire, to
ransom a witch - who
would make herself queen
and reign in thy stead!

137
   I am done with thy 
service -- nor do I longer
call thee King!

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    THE AUCTION BLOCK
A Captive Warrior - Whether
  King, Duke or Yeoman -
Was Held for a Fixed Ransom.
But Joan the Maid Was Sold
to the Highest Bidder.

139
   I come with English gold
to ransom Joan the Witch!

140
   All this is useless, Sirs,
for my King will ransom 
me!

141*
WITH England Seeking
  Her Destruction - and
Cauchon Bent Upon Revenge
- Joan Is Brought to Trial for
Witchcraft.

142
   She's a weaver of spells --
and the people fall down 
and worship her!

143
   Thinkest thou, with this
talk of "Voices", that thou
standest in God's grace?

144
 If I be not in God's grace
- may He bring me there.
If I be - may He keep me 
there!

145
   THE TRAVESTY OF 
       JUSTICE

JOAN, Without Counsel, so
  Baffles Her Tormentors
that Cauchon - Finding it
Impossible to Trap Her -
Stoops to the Most Contempt-
ible Trickery to Gain His End.

146
   We would not harm thee,
Joan - - thou hast but to
sign this paper to go free!

147
   This declares that thou 
hast rashly sinned against
Holy Church - hast lied
concerning thy Saints and 
Voices - and dost promise to 
return to the garb of a 
woman!

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The Last Move in the 
       Game.

149
   Tonight - thou shalt place
the worst ruffian of thy
guard in the cell of Joan
the Maid.

150
   By morning this wench will
have returned to men's garb.
We can then pronounce her
a relapsed heretic - and
burn her!

151
   Thou art a Priest - and
should seek the salvation
of this girl rather than her
death!

152
The Night Guard.

153
   Horses are waiting at the
prison gate - make haste to 
follow me!

154
   I did wrong to deny
what I know to be right,
but I signed through fear of 
the fire!

155
 Since thou hast resumed the
garb of a man I declare thee,
Joan, to be a relapsed heretic
- and as such thou shalt be
taken to the public square at
daylight - - and burned!

156
   The Witch has relapsed -
she will be burned at dawn
- the Witch has relapsed!

157
The Long Night.

158
   Oh, Lord my God - -
why hast thou forsaken me!

159
   Sire - dost thou know
they are burning Joan the 
Maid!

160
   Forgive me - forgive me -
I knew not what I did!

161
 Executioner - do thy
duty!

162
   My voices were of God
- they have not deceived me!

163
   God forgive us - we have
burned a Saint!

164
   Report: Enemy Trench
No. 2 - destroyed.

THE END


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