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The Life of Emile Zola

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Original title
The Life of Emile Zola
Running time
116 min.
United States United States
Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg
Max Steiner
Tony Gaudio (B&W)
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Warner Bros
Drama | Biography. Historical. Based On A True Story. Courtroom Drama. 1900s
Synopsis / Plot
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. Paul Cezanne and Émile Zola were friends when both were starting their careers. Through ups and downs Zola became financially successful long before Cezanne. He was married and had a successful career as an author. Paul Cezanne then decided to live in the country far away from the city, and told Zola not to be part of the establishment but to fight for truth and justice again. He is approached by Lucie Dreyfus, who's husband was unjustly court martialed and sent to Devil's Island because he was accused of betraying his country by disclosing military secrets.
1937: 3 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Supporting Actor (Joseph Schildkraut), Screenplay. 10 Nominations
1937: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Best Actor (Paul Muni)
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