Not Rated | | Biography, Drama
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
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 ... ...
We've been watching your writings, young man. You're a troublemaker! These articles of yours, attacking our leading men of letters, the arts! Criticizing the civic authorities!
Émile Zola: Perhaps you know of something better for me to criticize?
In this story set in France and featuring French characters, the written and printed texts are all in English.
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