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The Life of Emile Zola
Directed by William Dieterle
Produced by Henry Blanke
Starring Paul Muni
Gale Sondergaard
Joseph Schildkraut
Gloria Holden
Donald Crisp
Release date(s) August 11, 1937
Running time 116 min.
Country USA
Language English

The Life of Emile Zola is a 1937 American biographical film of famous French author Émile Zola. It depicts his friendship with noted painter Paul Cézanne, and his rise to fame through his prolific writing, with particular focus on his involvement in the Dreyfus affair. The film had its premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles and was a great success both critically and financially; contemporary reviews cited it as the best biographical film made up to that time. It is still held in high regard by many critics. It is the second biographical film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

In 2000, The Life of Emile Zola was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
The Great Ziegfeld
Academy Award for Best Picture
1937
Succeeded by
You Can't Take It With You







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