Dreyfus (1930 film)

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Dreyfus
Directed by Richard Oswald
Produced by Richard Oswald
Written by Bruno Weil (novel)
Heinz Goldberg
Fritz Wendhausen
Starring Fritz Kortner
Grete Mosheim
Heinrich George
Oskar Homolka
Cinematography Heinrich Balasch
Friedl Behn-Grund
Edited by Max Brenner
Jean Oser
Production
company
Richard-Oswald-Produktion
Distributed by Süd-Film
Release date
16 August 1930
Running time
115 minutes
Country Weimar Republic
Language German

Dreyfus was a 1930 German drama film directed by Richard Oswald and starring Fritz Kortner, Grete Mosheim and Heinrich George.[1]

It portrays the Dreyfus affair and is based on a novel by Bruno Weil. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Franz Schroedter and Hermann Warm. In the United States the film was released under the alternative title The Dreyfus Case.

The film was remade the following year in Britain with Cedric Hardwicke in the title role.

Synopsis[edit]

In late nineteenth century Alfred Dreyfus, a French army officer of Jewish heritage, is falsely accused of espionage. Found guilty of treason he is drummed out of the army and sent to prison on Devil's Island. His family take up the case of the wronged officer, as does the writer Emile Zola who believes the original investigation was marred by anti-Semitism. Eventually the true culprit Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy is exposed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Prawer p.149

Bibliography[edit]

  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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