The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.


  • Paul Muni in The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
  • Gloria Holden and Paul Muni in The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
  • Paul Muni and Vladimir Sokoloff in The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
  • "Life of Emile Zola, The" Joseph Schildkraut 1937 Warner Bros. **I.V.
  • "Life of Emile Zola, The" Joseph Schildraut 1937 Warner Bros. **I.V.

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Writers Heinz Herald and Geza Herczeg initially took the project to Ernst Lubitsch at Paramount, who immediately recognized the potential of the film. He also knew that Paul Muni was the best choice for the role of Émile Zola -- but Muni was contracted to Warner Brothers at the time, so Lubitsch sold the ... ...


Minister of War: Books? Books? I don't read books!


At the beginning of the film, Zola is warned to stop "muckraking." This term did not come into use until about 40 years after the period shown in the film.


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Biography | Drama

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