Bergman is compelling and often spellbinding as Jeanne D'Arc, the 15th century French peasant girl who led her people in battle against an invading British horde, became a national hero and, after her capture, torture, and execution by the British, a Catholic saint. Jeanne is a young girl
living in Domremy in the province of Lorraine when she hears voices instructing her to go to the aid of France and drive out the English interlopers. Sponsored by Sir Robert Baudricort (Coulouris) she is sent to the court of the Dauphin Charles VII (Ferrer), whom she intends to crown king, despite
the efforts of the English to the contrary. Charles, a clever and worldly creature, ...