Joan of Plattsburg

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Joan of Plattsburg
Joan of Plattsburg.jpg
Film poster
Directed by William Humphrey
George Loane Tucker
Produced by Goldwyn Pictures Corporation
Written by Porter Emerson Browne (story)
George Loane Tucker (writer)
Starring Mabel Normand
Cinematography Oliver T. Marsh
Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • May 5, 1918 (1918-05-05)
Running time
6 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Joan of Plattsburg is a 1918 American propaganda comedy drama film co-directed by William Humphrey and George Loane Tucker, written by Tucker from a story by Porter Emerson Browne, photographed by Oliver T. Marsh, released by the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and starring Mabel Normand.[1] It is not known whether the film currently survives,[2] and it may be a lost film.


As described in a film magazine,[3] Joan (Normand), an orphan, becomes interested in the drilling of soldiers at an American World War I training camp near the orphan asylum of which she is an inmate. One day while evading the angry superintendent, she conceals herself in a cellar and discovers a meeting place of German spies who are plotting. She believes that, like a modern day Joan of Arc, she's listening to disembodied voices. She reports the matter to the major, who sets out to capture the spies and sends Joan to live with his mother. When he returns from the war, he finds Joan waiting for him.



  1. ^ IMDB entry
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Joan of Plattsburg at
  3. ^ "Reviews: Joan of Plattsburg". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (21): 27. May 18, 1918. 

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