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All Quiet on the Western Front

Cast

Lew Ayres, Arnold Lucy, John Wray, Louis Wolheim View All


Crew

Lewis Milestone (Director), George Abbott (Screenplay), Del Andrews (Writer), Maxwell Anderson (Writer) View All

Released: Apr. 21st, 1930
Runtime: 2 hours, 13 minutes
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.
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mark f
All Quiet on the Western Front continues to be a watershed, both as a novel and a film, to teach our youth the true horrors of war and to get then past the "glamour", "excitement" and "honor" of dying for one's country, right or wrong.
neiba
Based on the critically acclaimed homonymous novel by Erich Maria Remarque, it portraits the transformations a young German soldier suffers during the World War I: the innocence before the war and the promise of everlasting glory, the shock with reality and the realization of his own mortality and of the hypocrisy of war and finally the return to the world away from the trenches, a world that didnt stop to wait for him.
Iroquois
It definitely earns its reputation as one of the greatest war films of all-time and should definitely be checked out by anyone with even the slightest interest in classic film.
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