Juarez Poster

Release Date: 1939

DVD Release Date: November 1st, 2011

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
In an effort to maintain control of Mexico, Napoleon III (Claude Rains) of France installs the puppet leader Emperor Maximilian (Brian Aherne) to execute his commands and to wrest power from Benito Juárez (Paul Muni), Mexico's elected president. Maximilian questions his role, but his power-hungry wife, Empress Carlota (Bette Davis), pushes him to remain emperor. However, the will of the people and the fickleness of Napoleon's support put Maximilian in a precarious position.

Cast: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains, John Garfield, Gale Sondergaard, Donald Crisp, Gilbert Roland

Director: William Dieterle

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Tense, Quest, Fall, France, Rivalry, Emotional, Soldier


Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)