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After struggling to establish himself, author Emile Zola (Paul Muni) wins success writing about the unsavory side of Paris and settles into a comfortable upper-class life. However, Zola's complacency is shaken when Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus (Joseph Schildkraut) is imprisoned for being a spy. Realizing that Dreyfus is an innocent victim of anti-Semitism, Zola boldly pens a newspaper article exposing the truth, is charged with libel and must defend himself in a dramatic courtroom testimony.
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Language: English Genres: Biography Theme: Sacrifice, Transformation, Rise Time Period: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s

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The novelist (Paul Muni) defends a French captain (Joseph Schildkraut) accused of treason.

Thu, August 07 2014 4:00AM EDT
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