HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: BERNARD SHAW'S SAINT JOAN (TV)

Summary

One in this series of dramas presented by Hallmark. In this adaptation of Shaw's play, the teenage Joan, convinced God has chosen her to save France, visits the Dauphin, who gives her command of his army. Joan defeats the English and has the Dauphin crowned King of France. Soon, however, some former followers become detractors, and Joan is tried and accused of heresy. She recants, learns her sentence is life imprisonment, and reverses her recantation. She is then excommunicated, sentenced to burn at the stake, and executed. In the final scene, her ghost returns many years later to the Dauphin and others she has known; although her sentence has been annulled and all praise her, the men agree they do not want her back alive. Includes commercials.

(This is a black-and-white copy of a color telecast.)

("Hallmark Hall of Fame" aired on NBC from 1952 to 1978; network affiliation varies after 1978.)

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which since 1952 have been titled "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour dramatic anthology series hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: December 4, 1967 Monday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:58:07
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W copy of a color telecast
  • CATALOG ID: T78:0405
  • GENRE: Docudrama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Biography
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1951-1978
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Hallmark cards, gifts, and decorations

CREDITS

    • George Schaefer … Producer, Director
    • Robert Hartung … Associate Producer, Writer, Adapted by
    • Bernard Shaw (see also: George Bernard Shaw) … Writer, Music by
    • Genevieve Bujold … Cast, Joan
    • Roddy McDowall … Cast, the Dauphin
    • Theodore Bikel … Cast, De Baudricourt
    • James Daly … Cast, Dunois
    • James Donald … Cast, the Earl of Warwick
    • Maurice Evans … Cast, Peter Cauchon
    • Raymond Massey … Cast, the Inquisitor
    • George Rose … Cast, the Chaplain
    • Leo Genn … Cast, the Archbishop of Reims
    • William Hickey … Cast, the Steward
    • John Devlin … Cast, Poulengey
    • Ted Van Griethuysen … Cast, Bluebeard
    • Dana Elcar … Cast, La Hire
    • Michael Lewis … Cast, La Tremouille
    • William Le Massena … Cast, D'Estivet
    • David Birney … Cast, Ladvenu (Brother Martin)
    • C.M. Gampel … Cast, the Executioner
    • Ian Martin … Cast, the English Soldier