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The Life of Emile Zola

The Life of Emile Zola(1937)

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Brief Synopsis

The famed writer risks his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason.

Cast & Crew

Paul Muni Emile Zola
Joseph Schildkraut Capt. Alfred Dreyfus
Gale Sondergaard Lucie Dreyfus
Donald Crisp Maitre Labori
Gloria Holden Alexandrine Zola
Henry O'Neill Colonel Picquart
Morris Carnovsky Anatole France
Louis Calhern Major Dort
John Litel Charpentier
Ralph Morgan Commander of Paris
Robert Barrat Major Walsin-Esterházy

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1937 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  123 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Muni in another outstanding biography

    ja661 2019-10-26

    I watched this and Louis Pasteur back to back. Both compelling pictures. Both very well executed biographies of French heros. Really hard to pick which... MORE>

  • Glaring Omission

    Dambatta 2017-08-19

    Most of this 1937 film deals with Zola's involvement in the Dreyfus Affair. It is telling that a crucial aspect of the affair,anti-semitism, is never... MORE>

  • The Life of Emile Zola

    Dashiell Barnes 2012-11-05

    This sincere biography of the famed writer's career won the Best Picture Oscar of '37. Muni inhabits the title character, earning an Oscar... MORE>