Napoleon (1927)

04/07/1927 (FR) DramaHistoryWar 5h 33m


A biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte, tracing the Corsican's career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign) to his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797. Originally intended to be the first of six films, director Abel Gance realized the full project would be nigh impossible, and never raised the money to complete the other five. The film's legendary reputation is due to the astonishing range of techniques that Gance uses to tell his story, culminating in the final twenty-minute triptych sequence, which alternates widescreen panoramas with complex multiple- image montages projected simultaneously on three screens.

  1. Abel Gance

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Albert Dieudonné

    Albert Dieudonné

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  2. Vladimir Roudenko

    Napoléon Bonaparte (Child)

  3. Edmond van Daële

    Edmond van Daële

    Maximilien Robespierre

  4. Alexandre Koubitzky

    Georges Jacques Danton

  5. Antonin Artaud

    Antonin Artaud

    Jean-Paul Marat

  6. Abel Gance

    Abel Gance

    Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just

  7. Gina Manès

    Gina Manès

    Joséphine, Viscountess of Beauharnais

  8. Suzanne Bianchetti

    Suzanne Bianchetti

    Queen Marie-Antoinette of France

  9. Marguerite Gance

    Charlotte Corday

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Original Title Napoléon

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

Revenue $39,448.00


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