Not Rated | | Biography, Drama
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
Due to severe flooding in Los Angeles in 1938, the presentation of the Best Picture Oscar for this movie was postponed from Thursday March 3rd to Thursday March 10, 1938. (see also - In the Heat of the Night (1967) and Raging Bull (1980)).
Why didn't Picquart say anything?
Lucie Dreyfus: Colonel Picquart is a good officer. He kept silent at the request of his superiors.
Émile Zola: You mean they KNEW and they ordered him to suppress the truth? Why,that's monstrous!
Alfred Dreyfuss was sent to the French Penal Colony in French Guiana. A map showing "Devil's Island" places it in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Mexico. Devil's Island was in the Atlantic, off the coast of French Guiana. They missed it by more than 3000 miles.
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