Dreyfus Trial Scenes (1899)
Original title: Scènes du Procès de Rennes
|Julius W. Orde
(Original) Scènes du Procès de Rennes
(Translated) Scenes from the Rennes Trial
At the Rennes retrial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, Julius W. Orde was filming a few scenes for the Biograph and Mutoscope Company. The scenes contain pictures of Alfred Dreyfus, his family, his lawyer, and other actors involved. The footage is currently preserved in the Film Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
There is some overlap between the footage with a film from GParchives marked "Proces d'Emile Zola" but it is uncertain if they are the same film or if some scenes here are borrowed.
Translated from Korean: "News of Dreyfus's retrial attracted media attention, and hundreds of reporters gathered in Rennes. Film companies also joined in, and on July 1st, when Dreyfus was transferred, Ren was already full of lenses. However, the authorities judged that Dreyfus's photos or videos could stir up public opinion, so Dreyfus was quickly transferred to the camp without even a single picture taken, and locked in a room closed with a shutter, shut off from the outside world. Movie cameras at the time were much larger, heavier, and noisy, making them unsuitable for taking pictures secretly. Nevertheless, Julius W. Orde succeeded in filming Dreyfus after tenacious efforts. Hearing that Dreyfus went out for a walk regularly, he secretly installed a camera on the roof of a nearby building and waited for several days before he was able to take pictures of the sentry and Dreyfus outside. However, the filming was soon exposed and Dreyfus hurriedly went inside and the filming ended. Orde screened this film at the Palace Theater in London." 
Dreyfus, seen from above the court of the prison, accompanied by an officer, go through one door and enter through another.
|Julius W. Orde