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The Dreyfus Affair (1908)

L'affaire Dreyfus (original title)
In this interesting picture we are given a vivid idea of the principal incidents connected with the Dreyfus case, which caused such a stir in military circles in the year of 1894. Alfred ... See full summary »

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Lucien Nonguet (co-director), Ferdinand Zecca (co-director)

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In this interesting picture we are given a vivid idea of the principal incidents connected with the Dreyfus case, which caused such a stir in military circles in the year of 1894. Alfred Dreyfus, an officer on the general staff, was charged with selling secrets to a foreign power. He was tried and judged guilty on flimsy evidence, and sentenced to imprisonment on Devil's Island, where he remained for eight years, until his influential friends, who took up his case in earnest, proved it was a plot formed by other officers, who subsequently confessed to having forged the documents. He was finally pardoned by President Loubet, and returned to his place in the army. In the first scene we sec Esterhazy take the papers from Henry's desk and send them to Baron von Schwarzkoppen, Henry sees him take them, but does not let it become known, for it was he who forged the document and placed it where it might be taken. A porter working in the baron's office discovers the document on the desk, and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

France

Language:

None | French

Release Date:

4 July 1908 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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