"All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. - After hearing an impassioned speech about the glory of serving in the Army and "saving the Fatherland". On the brink of becoming men, the boys in his class, led by Paul Baumer, are moved to join the army as the new 2nd Company. Their romantic delusions are quickly broken during their brief but rigorous training under the abusive Corporal Himmelstoss, who bluntly informs them, "You're going to be soldiers—and that's all."
Genre': Drama, War
Release dates: April 21, 1930 (US)
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Produced by: Carl Laemmle Jr.
Written by: Maxwell Anderson (adaptation & dialogue), George Abbott (screenplay), Del Andrews (adaptation), C. Gardner Sullivan (supervising story chief)
Based on: Based on "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque
Music by: David Broekman
Cinematography: Arthur Edeson
Edited by: Edgar Adams
Cast: Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy, Ben Alexander, Raymond Griffith, Yola d'Avril, Zasu Pitts
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
* © 1930 - Universal Studios