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Francis of Assisi


This penultimate film by director [[Performer~P86443~Michael Curtiz~michaelcurtiz]], perhaps best known for his 1942 [[Feature~V8482~Casablanca~casablanca]], is a verbose, routine religious drama on the life of St. Francis of Assisi. After quickly passing over St. Francis' early life as the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, the story notes his talents in and out of battle. St. Francis hears the call to the cloth (in his hagiography, the call was repeated several times before he finally responded...more