NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY National Film Preservation Boards (2000)
BEST PICTURE, BEST WRITING, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Academy Awards (1938)
BEST FILM, BEST ACTOR NYFCC Award (1937)
Paul Muni stars in this biography of the famed 19th century French writer who defended Captain Dreyfus.
"Rich, dignified, honest, and strong, it is at once the greatest historical film ever made, and the greatest screen biography... Paul Muni's portrayal of Zola is, without doubt, the best thing he has ever done."
- Frank S. Nugent, New York Times, August 1937
The Life of Emile Zola
USA, 1937, 116 minutes, B&W
Directed by William Dieterle
Public Exhibition 16mm Rental available