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The Life 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

Charpentier
Henry O

Henry O'Neill

Colonel Picquart


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Norman Reilly Raine

Norman Reilly Raine

(screen play)
Heinz Herald

Heinz Herald

(screen play)


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2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 9 17:46
William Dieterle directed this classic biography and was nominated for an Oscar for his work. This movie had ten Oscar nominations, and won best picture in 1938. Paul Muni (The Last Angry Man) was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Émile Zola, one of the foremost writers in France. Zola and his best friend and confident painter Paul Cezanne, played by Russian born actor Vladimir Sokolo... read more
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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 na ... (more)
Release date: 2 October 1937
UPC: 012569692527
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