Juarez
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Juarez
Juarez was originally designed to concentrate almost exclusively on the tragedy of Hapsburg Emperor Maximillian, whose attempts to establish a puppet government in Mexico on behalf of Napoleon III ended in disaster and death. But when Paul Muni decided that he wanted to play Zapotec-Indian-turned-Mexican President Benito Pablo Juarez, the film's emphasis perceptibly shifted -- and Bette Davis, cast as Empress Carlotta, was shunted to second billing rather than first. Muni's makeup and costuming convincingly transforms him into Juarez incarnate. But unlike his other historical… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A dull epic directed without inspiration by William Dieterle."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Warner Brothers spectacle of highest order with Muni never better."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
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