Paul Muni stars within the titular function; penniless and struggling together with his writing as a younger man in late nineteenth century Paris. His writings draw the ire of the French institution, however an opportunity encounter with a road intercourse employee results in Zola publishing his novel Nana, which provides Zola the success and cultural respect he has been looking for.
With every subsequent writing, Zola positive aspects extra consideration from the general public in addition to the censors. Angering the French army and politicians together with his novel Downfall, Zola’s riches lead him to a contented existence together with his spouse Alexandre (Gloria Holden).
Years later, French Military Captain Alfred Dreyfus (Joseph Schildkraut) is falsely convicted of treason and imprisoned. Amid public fervor for the conviction and regardless of proof that might vindicate Dreyfus, the French generals determined to suppress the reality to keep away from a public rebuke of their judgment. Alfred’s spouse Lucie (Gale Sondergaard) pleads with a stagnant Zola to make the most of his energy and handle this miscarriage of justice.
Zola publicly accuses various generals and officers in a scathing newspaper editorial. Charged with libel, Zola faces the French Excessive Command and the President of the Republic to vindicate Dreyfus, whereas additionally making an attempt to save lots of himself and reinvigorate his passions.
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