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I Accuse

  I Accuse Review
Tookey's Rating
4 /10
Average Rating
4.80 /10
Jose Ferrer , Emlyn Williams, Anton Walbrook
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Directed by: Jose Ferrer
Written by: Gore Vidal

Released: 1958
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: GB
Length: 99


Alfred Dreyfus (Jose Ferrer) is arraigned for treason in 1894 Paris, and defended by novelist Emile Zola (Emlyn Williams).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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An earnest, plodding drama with an intelligent but hardly cinematic screenplay by Gore Vidal, and a couple of fine performances by Anton Walbrook and Donald Wolfit. The main trouble is that Jose Ferrer never really makes the audience care what happens to him.
“Strong, if plodding, entertainment.”
“A bit of a disappointment, and it flopped at the box office.”
“Sincere but pretentious.”
"An antiseptic evoction of the facts, marred irrevocably by his own [Ferrer’s] pretentiously martyred performance."
(Parish & Pitts)

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