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The Life of Emile Zola - Trailer [1937] [10th Oscar Best Picture]

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Published on Apr 23, 2009

Struggling French writer Emile Zola is more concerned about exposing social and public injustices through his writing than he is about earning a living. However, he does ultimately become a success as a writer, and as a result lives a life of comfort and class. Late in his life, he, on the most part, places his life as a social crusader behind him. Late in the nineteenth century, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, adamantly professing his innocence, is accused, tried and convicted of treason against the French republic and banished to Devil's Island. New information comes to light of Dreyfus' innocence, information suppressed by the French military in the name of protecting public morale and information which is brought to Zola's attention by Mme. Dreyfus. Initially not wanting to get involved, Zola decides to reignite his social consciousness by defending Dreyfus in the court of public opinion, at the risk of his own personal standing and safety. Written by Huggo
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Release: 2 October 1937
Running Time: 116 min
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations
Director: William Dieterle
Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg
Cast: Paul Muni (Emile Zola), Gale Sondergaard (Lucie Dreyfus), Joseph Schildkraut (Capt. Alfred Dreyfus), Gloria Holden (Alexandrine Zola)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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