Sunday, December 27, 2009

Historic Women in Film - Part V

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) [Alt: La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc] – (Renée Maria Falconetti)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) – Elizabeth I (Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price)

The Spirit of Sacajawea - Native American Sacajawea

The Story of Adele H (1975) - Adele Hugo (- Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley, Ivry Gitlis) [French]

The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962) [Alt: Procès De Jeanne D'arc] – (Florence Delay as Joan)

The Virgin Queen (1955) – Elizabeth I – (Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins)

The Viking Queen (1967) – Boudicca

Theodora, Imperatice Di Bizanzio (1909) [Alt: Theodora Empress Of Byzantium] – Empress Theodora [Also: Theodora (1912), Teodora (1913), Theodora (1919) [Alt: Theodora, the Slave Princess] , Teodora (1921/23)]

Teodora Imperatice Di Bisanzio (1954) [Alt: Theodora Slave Empress\ Theodora Queen Of Byzantium \Theodora] – Empress Theodora (Gianna Maria Canal, George Marchal, Irene Pappas)

Thérèse (2004) - Saint Therese of Lisieux (Lindsay Younce, Leonardo Defilippis, Maggie Rose Fleck, Susan Funk, Brian Shields, Melissa Sumpter, Linda Hayden)

Tudor Rose (1936) - AKA Lady Jane Grey – Nine Days A Queen (Nova Pilbeam as LJG, John Mills as Guildford Dudley)

Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1957) - The Saga of The Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of The Great Sea Serpent.

Viridiana (1961) – religious novite (Silvia Pinal as Viridiana)

Waiting for the Moon (1987) - Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas (Linda Hunt, Linda Bassett, Bernadette Lafont, Bruce McGill, Jacques Boudet, Andrew McCarthy)

Warrior Queen (2003) - Queen Boadicea (Alex Kingston, Steven Waddington, Jack Shepherd, Hugo Speer)

Young Bess (1953) – Elizabeth I (Jean Simmons – Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton)

Zora Is My Name! (1990) - Zora Neale Hurston (Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett, Jr., Flip Wilson, Oscar Brown, Jr., Paula Kelly, Beah Richards, Roger E. Mosley)

Justify FullNote: I have tended only to feature those films in which the lead roles were women - I know there are literally a ton of movies out there featuring historical women in minor roles. However, if I have missed any - please feel free to add to the list.

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