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I Accuse! (1958)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 15 February 1959 (UK)
In 1894 France, a Jewish officer in the French Army is falsely accused of spying for Germany.

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Capt. Alfred Dreyfus (as Jose Ferrer)
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Emlyn Williams ...
Émile Zola
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Edgar Demange
Peter Illing ...
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Colonel Sandherr
Carl Jaffe ...
Col. von Schwarzkoppen
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John Chandos ...
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The famous "Dreyfus Case" where a Jewish captain in the French Army is falsely accused of treason. He is sentenced to imprisonment on Devil's Island. When the real traitor is found the French Army tries to hide the truth. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Based on the celebrated Captain Dreyfus case !


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Captain Dreyfus  »

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$1,768,000 (estimated)
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The first film of Charles Gray. See more »

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Émile Zola: This Esterhazy is one of the most glorious liars that ever drew breath. Why, the authority of it, the poise; the man's a genius!
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I Accuse you...if you don't watch this entertaining drama
27 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A most excellent portrayal of men, politics and truth and how truth is given a back set to the affairs of men. This story is as old as mankind itself. To see someone unjustly and falsely accused of a crime and not be able to do anything about it summons the deepest feelings one can have for life itself and of course the life giver. This story comes to you at a price...the price of a mans life. You see its true he suffered and then continued to suffer in a place made for suffering exclusively i.e. Devils Island prison. The french were notorious for punishment and being a french traitor made you especially un-welcomed on the island. Man is not perfect as we learned in Victors Hugo accounting called Les Miserable. That is why here in America, we would rather see 12 guilty people go free before we convict or condemn an innocent person. This movie drives home that point. Don't fight the emotional scenes when they come. There are a few and they can clean you out if you let them..


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