A pictorial history of the movies (1943)

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JOAN THE WOMAN (1917) 77 Cecil B. DeMille, who directed Joan the Woman, had, like Griffith, a fondness for combining the pres- ent with the past. In his version of the Jeanne d'Arc story, an English Tommy discovers a rusty sword, which sets him dreaming of Joan. When he awakes, the remembrance of her heroism and self-sacrifice inspires him to lead a daring raid upon the enemy (these were war years, remember ] coronation scene from the picture. Above is the BELOW DeMille always had a genius for handling crowds. The shot below gives a good idea of the elaborate- ness and realism of his battle scenes.