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All Quiet on the Western Front

Category: 22
All Genres: War, Drama
Release Year: 1979
Country: USA, UK
Runtime: 123
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Delbert Mann
Sound: Mono

  • They left for war as Boys, never to return as men.

  • Writing by: Paul Monash – screenplay
    Erich Maria Remarque – novel "Im Westen nichts Neues"

    Produced by: Ron Carr – associate producer
    Norman Rosemont – producer
    Martin Starger – executive producer

    Cast: Richard Thomas – Paul Baumer
    Ernest Borgnine – Stanislaus Katczinsky
    Donald Pleasence – Kantorek
    Ian Holm – Himmelstoss
    Patricia Neal – Paul's Mother
    Paul Mark Elliott – Behm (as Mark Elliott)
    David Bradley – Kropp (as Dai Bradley)
    George Winter – Kemmerich
    Dominic Jephcott – Leer
    Mark Drewry – Tjaden
    Colin Mayes – Westhaus

    Music: Allyn Ferguson
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
    Plot: Paul Baumer is a young German who, along with his graduating high school classmates, enlist in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Originally thinking war would be a great adventure, Paul and his friends discover exactly the opposite as the war drags on and one by one the members of the class are killed in action until only Paul remains.

    Movie Quotes: Paul Baumer:”>to a dying Frenchman] If we threw away the guns, the grenades – we could have been brothers, but they never want us to know that.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    End credits feature scenes showing cast members screaming.

    Goofs: We know about 9 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: The stabbed French soldier's right arm moves from his side, to his chest, and back again, between shots.

    Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • In the scene of Kaiser Wilhelm pinning medals on the soldiers, the Kaiser uses only his right arm and hand, while an aide holds the soldiers' tunics – a nice historically accurate detail, since the real Kaiser Wilhelm had a stunted and withered left arm that was virtually useless.
    • Tom Courtney was offered the Ian Holm part.

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