The Life of Emile Zola (1936)

Life of Emile Zola
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr 3mins.
Genres Historical, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Paul Muni Actor Emile Zola 1 1000001
Gale Sondergaard Actor Lucie Dreyfus 1 1000002
Joseph Schildkraut Actor Captain Alfred Dreyfus 1 1000003
Gloria Holden Actor Alexandrine Zola 1 1000004
Donald Crisp Actor Maitre Labori 1 1000005
Erin O'Brien-Moore Actor Nana 1 1000006
John Litel Actor Charpentier 1 1000007
Henry O'Neill Actor Colonel Picquart 1 1000008
Morris Carnovsky Actor Anatole France 1 1000009
Louis Calhern Actor Major Dort 1 1000010
Robert Barrat Actor n/a 1 1000011
Ralph Morgan Actor n/a 1 1000012
Vladimir Sokoloff Actor n/a 1 1000013
Grant Mitchell Actor n/a 1 1000014
Harry Davenport Actor n/a 1 1000015
Robert Warwick Actor n/a 1 1000016
Charles Richman Actor n/a 1 1000017
Gilbert Emery Actor n/a 1 1000018
Walter Kingsford Actor n/a 1 1000019
Paul Everton Actor n/a 1 1000020
Montagu Love Actor n/a 1 1000021
Frank Sheridan Actor n/a 1 1000022
Lumsden Hare Actor n/a 1 1000023
Marcia Mae Jones Actor n/a 1 1000024
Florence Roberts Actor n/a 1 1000025
Dickie Moore Actor n/a 1 1000026
Rolla Gourvitch Actor n/a 1 1000027
William Dieterle Director n/a 2 2000001
Hal B Wallis Producer n/a 3 3000001
Henry Blanke Producer n/a 3 3000002
Norman Reilly Raine Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Heinz Herald Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Geza Herczeg Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Heinz Herald From Story n/a 120870 4000004
Geza Herczeg From Story n/a 120870 4000005
Tony Gaudio Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Warren Low Editor n/a 172 7000001
Max Steiner Music n/a 120781 8000001
Anton F Grot Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Milo Anderson Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Ali Hubert Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Synopsis
Zola publishes his novel "Nana", based on his own experiences with a prostitute. It is condemned by many for its realistic treatment of social issues, but becomes hugely popular. Years pass,and Zola becomes known as one of France's greatest writers and as the champion of those who have no voice of their own. One night, Zola is visited by Lucie Dreyfus, wife of an army captain who has been falsely accused to betraying military secrets. Zola takes up the case and, after writing a famous open letter to the French president, is himself convicted of libelling the army. Exiled to England, he refuses to give up the case, and gradually public opinion turns in his favor.