Napoleon | 1929
A look Napoleon's early years. In Brienne-le-Château, young Napoleon attended military school where his early behavior indicated a strong potential for military prowess despite the fact he was picked on by this classmates. Decades later, we observe scenes of the French Revolution and Napoleon as a young army lieutenant. When he returns home to Corsica, he suddenly finds himself in mortal danger due to political shift and flees with his family to France. While serving as an officer of artillery in the Siege of Toulon, Napoleon is promoted to brigadier general. Soon after, he finds himself imprisoned by jealous revolutionaries. But the tide turns against the Revolution's own leaders, and Napoleon leaves prison with plans to invade Italy. The emergency government charges him with the task of protecting the National Assembly, and he is successful and promoted to Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Interior. Around this time, he also takes Joséphine de Beauharnais' hand in marriage. After Napoleon takes control of the army -- which protects the French-Italian border -- he propels it to victory in an invasion of Italy.