Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 23, 1942

Joan of Paris (RKO-Radio) is a U.S. coming-out party for an attractive pair of European refugees: France's green-eyed Michele Morgan and Austria's Paul Henreid. Both make graceful bows. Mile. Morgan is an arresting personality, whose role calls for only a minimum of acting.

Joan is concerned with the present fortunes of Occupied France. Hero Henreid is a Free French R.A.F. pilot shot down near Paris with his bomber crew; Heroine Morgan is a Parisian barmaid who, like a latter-day St. Joan, sacrifices herself that the R.A.F.ers may escape to England.

Because it is virtually...

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