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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
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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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  • 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>

  • The Great Muni

    David Atkins 2011-03-06

    Paul Muni was WB's greatest star in the 30's and his pictures brought great pretige to WB such as The Life of Emile Zola,Juarez, Story of Louis... MORE>

  • Portrait of a Crusading Writer.

    Frank Harris Horn 2010-07-15

    Paul Muni gives one of the most memorable performances of his career as he stars in William Dieterle's Oscar-winning drama about the 19th-century... MORE>