Napoleon (1927)

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

Overview

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

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

Napoleon
Napoleon

Original Title Napoléon

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

Revenue $39,448.00

Keywords

Content Score

100

Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?

Login