Voltaire is a 1933 American pre-Code biographical film directed by John G. Adolfi and starring George Arliss as Voltaire, an 18th-century French writer and philosopher.


In pre-Revolutionary France, Voltaire champions the oppressed commoners and tries to warn King Louis XV (Reginald Owen) about the growing unrest among his subjects. The writer has a powerful ally in Madame Pompadour (Doris Kenyon), Louis' mistress, but the Count de Sarnac (Alan Mowbray) opposes him for his own ends.