All Quiet On The Western Front Review
By Christopher Null
You don't have to drag yourself all the way to the '70s to find a solid anti-war movie. One of the best actually dates back to the early days of sound, when World War I was still on people's minds. All Quiet on the Western Front is a masterpiece of the genre, alternating brilliant battle scenes with heartfelt moments of emotion, as one soldier learns firsthand about the horrors of war. He later preaches peace while everyone around him calls him a coward and a traitor. Heavy stuff, especially for 1930.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Sunday 24th August 1930
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Production compaines: Universal Pictures Corporation
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 36 Rotten: 1
Cast & Crew
Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.
Starring: Lew Ayres as Paul, Arnold Lucy as Kantorek, John Wray as Himmelstoss, Louis Wolheim as Stanislas Katczinsky, Ben Alexander as Franz Kemmerich, Scott Kolk as Leer, Owen Davis Jr. as Peter, Walter Rogers as Behn, William Bakewell as Albert Kropp, Slim Summerville as Tjaden, ZaSu Pitts as Mrs. Bäumer, Beryl Mercer as Paul's Mother, Raymond Griffith as Gérard Duval