on 12 November 2010
This starts like many run-of-the-mill Hollywood "Biopics" with biographical facts treated extremely freely. However, when the film reaches the author's involvement with the Dreyfus affair it becomes absolutely riveting; the courtroom scenes in particular are carried through splendidly.
No wonder at all that this film was nominated the best picture of 1937; for my money it knocks the contributions of many other years of filming into a cocked hat, too.
There are a few slight imperfections in the prints used for this issue but this is not unexpected for a film of this age and they didn't detract at all from the enjoyment I had from watching this picture.
It seems that the American NTSC issue of this film carries a few extras; this Region 2 disc has none.