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Prisoner of Honor
Directed by Ken Russell
Produced by Richard Dreyfuss
Judith James
Written by Ron Hutchinson
Starring Richard Dreyfuss
Oliver Reed
Peter Firth
Jeremy Kemp
Brian Blessed
Peter Vaughan
Lindsay Anderson
Martin Friend
Kenneth Colley
Music by Barry Kirsch
Cinematography Mike Southon
Distributed by HBO Films
Release date(s) November 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)
Running time 88 minutes
Country UK
Language English

Prisoner of Honor is a 1991 television movie made by Warner Bros. Television and distributed by HBO about the French Dreyfus Affair. It was directed by Ken Russell and produced by Richard Dreyfuss and Judith James from a screenplay by Ron Hutchinson.

Plot

The film documents the events that saw a French Captain, Alfred Dreyfus, sent to Devil's Island for espionage near the end of the nineteenth century. Colonel Georges Picquart (Richard Dreyfuss) is given the job of justifying Dreyfus' sentence. Instead, he discovers that Dreyfus (Kenneth Colley), a Jew, was merely a convenient scapegoat for the actions of the true culprit, a member of the French General staff. His attempt to right the wrong sees his military career ended and the famous French author, Emile Zola (Martin Friend), found guilty of libel.

Cast

Actor Role
Richard Dreyfuss Colonel Picquart
Oliver Reed General de Boisdeffre
Peter Firth Major Henry
Jeremy Kemp General de Pellieux
Brian Blessed General Gonse
Peter Vaughan General Mercier
Lindsay Anderson War Minister
Martin Friend Émile Zola
Kenneth Colley Captain Dreyfus

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