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All Quiet on the Western Front (21-Apr-1930)

Director: Lewis Milestone

Writers: George Abbott; Maxwell Anderson; Del Andrews; C. Gardner Sullivan

From novel: Im Westen Nichts Neues by Erich Maria Remarque

Synchronization and Score: David Broekman

Producer: Carl Laemelle, Jr.

Keywords: Drama, WWI

An eager young German soldier, one of an entire class that enlisted en masse, encounters the ugly reality of war. He returns briefly to his school with this report: "We live in the trenches and we fight. We try not to be killed. That is all." Quite possibly the strongest anti-war statement ever made in cinema. Won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director; received additional nominations for Best Writing and Best Cinematography. Entered 1990 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lew Ayres
28-Dec-1908 30-Dec-1996 All Quiet on the Western Front
William Bakewell
2-May-1908 15-Apr-1993 All Quiet on the Western Front
Edmund Breese
18-Jun-1871 6-Apr-1936 Duck Soup
Slim Summerville
10-Jul-1892 6-Jan-1949 The Front Page


Louis Wolheim   ...   Kat
Lew Ayres   ...   Paul
John Wray   ...   Himmelstoss
Arnold Lucy   ...   Kantorek
Ben Alexander   ...   Kemmerich
Scott Kolk   ...   Leer
Owen Davis, Jr.   ...   Peter
Walter Browne Rogers   ...   Behn
William Bakewell   ...   Albert
Russell Gleason   ...   Mueller
Richard Alexander   ...   Westhus
Harold Goodwin   ...   Detering
Slim Summerville   ...   Tjaden
Pat Collins   ...   Bertinck
Beryl Mercer   ...   Paul's Mother
Edmund Breese   ...   Herr Meyer


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