I Accuse! (1958)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Alfred Dreyfus (as Jose Ferrer)
Anton Walbrook ...
Emlyn Williams ...
Émile Zola
Felix Aylmer ...
Edgar Demange
Peter Illing ...
George Coulouris ...
Colonel Sandherr
Carl Jaffe ...
Col. von Schwarzkoppen
John Chandos ...


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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Release Date:

17 March 1958 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

O Julgamento do Capitão Dreyfus  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was not actually shot in wide screen. It was converted to Cinemascope in the final print after having been shot in a standard Academy ratio, much like some films which are "matted" after having been filmed in a normal size. See more »


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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Good movie!

This is a true story of the Alfred Dreyfus indictment and imprisonment of an innocent man who loved his country. Dreyfus was a Jew in the French army and that is probably the main reason he was persecuted and found guilty of treason. The man was innocent but sent to Devil's Island anyway. He finally was released and his honor restored. His living relative (actor Richard Dreyfus) made a film of this tragedy and it is without a doubt one of the best films I've watched lately. Be sure to watch them both because this is history.

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