Starring Paul Muni, this classic biopic won the 1937 Best Picture Oscar. Zola’s career was capped by his “J’accuse!” defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, wrongly accused by French anti-Semites of spying for Germany.And now we learn (The New Yorker, Sep 16) that Hollywood moguls colluded with the Nazis to soften the film’s message.
After-the-Film Discussion:Hitler, Hollywood, the Jews, and anti-Semitism - then and now.
SHSNY Movie Night is FREE. (But put something on the bar beside your elbow.)