The Life of Emile Zola

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After struggling to establish himself, author Emile Zola (Paul Muni) wins success writing about the unsavory side of Paris and settles into a comfortable upper-class life. However, Zola's complacency is shaken when Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus (Joseph Schildkraut) is imprisoned for being a spy. Realizing that Dreyfus is an innocent victim of anti-Semitism, Zola boldly pens a newspaper article exposing the truth, is charged with libel and must defend himself in a dramatic courtroom testimony.

Release details

Release date: Saturday October 2 1937
Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: William Dieterle
Screenwriter: Geza Herczeg, Heinz Herald, Norman Reilly Raine
Cast: Robert Barrat
Joseph Schildkraut
Erin O'Brien Moore
Gloria Holden
Louis Calhern
Donald Crisp
Paul Muni
Gale Sondergaard
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