All Quiet on the Western Front Overview:

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Erich Maria Remarque published in 1929.

All Quiet on the Western Front was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

Academy Awards 1929/30 --- Ceremony Number 3 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Cinematography(Arthur Edeson)Nominated
Best DirectorLewis MilestoneWon
Best PictureUniversalWon
Best Writing(George Abbott), (Maxwell Anderson), (Del Andrews)Nominated
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 16, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the World War I drama All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), starring Lew Ayres (left) and Louis Wolheim. This article is part of Banned and Blacklisted: The CMBA Fall 2017 Blogathon. You can read the other entries here. "Death is not an adventure to those who stand... Read full article


ClassicFlix (Teen Scene): All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

By Virginie Pronovost on Jun 28, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

From March 2015 to April 2017, I was writing the monthly Teen Scene column for the website ClassicFlix. My objective was to promote classic films among teenagers and young adults. Due to the establishing of a new version of the website, it?s now more difficult to access to the old version and read t... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: All Quiet on the Western Front

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 2, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This drama about German soldiers in World War I stars Lew Ayres (left) and Louis Wolheim. Each Friday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews ... Read full article


All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 15, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Directed by Lewis Millstone and starring an ensemble cast headed by Lew Ayres, this archetypal anti-war film based on the novel of the same name, begins with a group of school boys during the dawn of WWI. This group of patriotic German youth is hungry for adventure and the glories of war.? Then the... Read full article


All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 15, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Directed by Lewis Millstone and starring an ensemble cast headed by Lew Ayres, this archetypal anti-war film based on the novel of the same name, begins with a group of school boys during the dawn of WWI. This group of patriotic German youth is hungry for adventure and the glories of war.? Then the... Read full article


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Quotes from

Katczinsky: I'll tell you how it should all be done. Whenever there's a big war comin' on, you should rope off a big field...
Cigar-smoking soldier: And sell tickets.
Katczinsky: Yeah. And --- And on the big day, you should take all the kings and their cabinets and their generals, put 'em in the center dressed in their underpants, and let 'em fight it out with clubs. The best country wins.
[everybody murmurs in agreement]
Paul Bäumer: Well, now that Kat's settled everything, let's go see Kemmerick.


Paul Bäumer: War isn't the way it looks back here.


Second orderly: Your deal. Get his name and number?
Medic Orderly: Yeah. Corporal Stanislaus Katczinsky, 306.


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Facts about

Lewis Milestone deliberately made the film without music so as not to take away from the seriousness of the subject. Much to his chagrin, however, some movie theaters added music in of their own choosing, as they weren't used to having films delivered to them without any form of background scoring.
Future great director George Cukor, having recently been brought over from Broadway (where he was already a director) to Hollywood, was employed as a dialogue coach on this film. His job was to lessen the regional dialects of the actors so that American audiences could more greatly identify with the characters.
This film's opening prologue states: "This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war . . . "
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All Quiet on the Western Front

Released 1930
Inducted 1990
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