The Life of Emile Zola (11-Aug-1937)|
Director: William Dieterle
Writers: Norman Reilly Raine; Heinz Herald; Geza Herczeg
Based on a book: Zola and His Time by Matthew Josephson
Music by: Max Steiner
Keywords: Drama, Biography, Unjustly Accused, Libel
Fictionalized version of the life of writer Emile Zola, who rose to the defense of French Army Captain Alfred Dreyfus, falsely accused and convicted of treason. The story is one of the great scandals of France. Outstanding performance by Paul Muni, probably his best role. The film won three Academy Awards including Best Picture.
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