Abel Gance's visionary silent epic NAPOLEON is a dazzling display of cinematic virtuosity that tells the story of the French emperor from his boyhood to the French Revolution to his triumphant conquering of Italy.
In 1781, young Napoleon Bonaparte (Vladimir Roudenko) demonstrates his fierce fighting skills during a snowball fight at military school. When some of his classmates let his pet eagle out its cage, he beats them all up, and the eagle eventually returns to him. Nine years later, Lieutenant Napoleon
(Albert Dieudonne) gets involved with members of the French Revolution at the Club des Cordeliers, including Danton (Alexandre Koubitzky), Marat (Antonin Art...