All Quiet on the Western Front / Im Westen Nichts Neues

TitleAll Quiet on the Western Front / Im Westen Nichts Neues
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1930
AuthorsMilestone, Lewis
Running TimeOriginal: 2h 32m, restored: 2h 18m
DistributorUniversal Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American anti-war film based on the novel by the German author Erich Maria Remarque (1998-1970) titled Im Westen Nichts Neues (1929) translated into English too All Quiet on the Western Front. Directed by Lewis Milestone, the film won two Oscars for “Best Director” and “Outstanding Production. It tells the story of a German high school class that follows the call of their teacher to volunteer to serve in war. The group of volunteering students, led by Paul Baumer (starred by Lew Ayres), join the German army as the new 2nd Company. Their romantic delusions are destroyed during their brief but rigorous training and the deadly experience of war at the Western Front.

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