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      Juarez

      Released Jun 10, 1939 2h 12m Biography List
      83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 48% Audience Score 250+ Ratings 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 09 Buy Now

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      Cinelandia Staff Cinelandia A film that does justice to its expectations. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 1, 2022 Full Review Harry Mines Illustrated Daily News (Los Angeles) Despite its defects, Juarez commands respect. It will be remembered. So, again, must the palm be extended Warner Bros. for taste and skill in dealing with difficult subject matter. Jun 10, 2021 Full Review Graham Greene The Spectator It must be admitted, however, that a quite impressive film has emerged from all the muddle. May 10, 2018 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A dull epic directed without inspiration by William Dieterle. Rated: C+ Sep 6, 2013 Full Review Steve Crum Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers Warner Brothers spectacle of highest order with Muni never better. Rated: 5/5 Jul 27, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 4/5 Aug 12, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Al G Paul Muni and his "Juarez" movie receive little attention in the 21st century. It's unfortunate. Paul Muni did some great work back in the old days. "Juarez" was a flop but there's still a great story hidden away in this film. Maybe Paul Muni and "Juarez" will be rediscovered. I look forward to a five star production. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/29/24 Full Review steve d Rains made it work. The rest was ok. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Muni in title character is wooden and looks like he has a ton of putty on his forehead, but they got the hairdo right. While Bette Davis, Claude Rains and Brian Ahern are excellent, they can't save this overlong, boring extravaganza. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member An extraordinary film of a phenomenal, illusory, and heartbreaking episode in Mexican history. A lost chapter to many people. The cast performance is absolutely amazing. Brian Aherne fully encapsulates the regality of a true Monarch. Paul Muni's stoic portrayal of Benito Juarez gives the "President" more justice then actually deserved. Above all Bette Davis stands out like a supernova in a revolution of bright stars. Her performance out right embodies pure majesty, truly fitting for an Empress. I highly recommend this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member awesome historical bio-pic Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Paul Muni successfully not looking good :D Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      William Dieterle
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 10, 1939, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 3, 2013
      Runtime
      2h 12m
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