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The Life of Emile Zola (The Story of Emile Zola) (1937)

The Life of Emile Zola
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Paul Muni Paul Muni
Emile Zola
Gale Sondergaard Gale Sondergaard
Lucie Dreyfus
Joseph Schildkraut Joseph Schildkraut
Capt. Alfred Dreyfus
Gloria Holden Gloria Holden
Alexandrine Zola
Donald Crisp Donald Crisp
Maitre Labori
John Litel John Litel
Henry O Henry O'Neill
Colonel Georges Picquart

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Norman Reilly Raine Norman Reilly Raine
(screen play)
Heinz Herald Heinz Herald
(screen play)


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Description: Second in the series of William Dieterle's Warners biopics, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA stars Paul Muni as the title character. It opens as the writer and impassioned social activist, who shares a garret with ... Full DescriptionPaul Cezanne, struggles against a censorious society to get his controversial work published. He makes his name exposing the wretched conditions of the lower classes but plunges into the battle of his life, defending the innocence of scapegoat Captain Dreyfus, who had been railroaded into exile on Devil's Island by the anti-Semitism of the French military. Paul Muni stars as Emile Zola, giving possibly ... (more)
Release date: 2 October 1937
UPC: 012569692527
Tags: Drama (4), France (3), 1937 (3), Jew (2), Best Picture Oscar (2), Writer (2), Biography (2), Catholic (1), Orchestral Music Score (1), Printer (1), Based On Book (1), 1900s (1), Courtroom (1), Books (1), Court Martial (1), 1890s (1), Prostitution (1), Politics (1), Based On Literary (1), Paris France (1)
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"The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. "

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"10.16One of Paul Muni's greatest triumphs was his performance as Emile Zola in William Dieterle's epic biopic. Detailing the life of Zola from a struggling idealist to a world-renown writer of delicate social matters to his strict defense of an unlawfully charged military officer takes to the screen with cinematic force, all owing to Muni's powerful portrayal. "

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" DVD- 1hr. 56min. First Viewing For the most part, it's a solid motion picture about the importance of free speech and artistic freed, but there are several moments where the film is suffocated by bombast and melodrama that was typical of films in the 1930s and 1940s; many could shake them, this doesn't"

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