Not Rated | | Drama, War
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
Around 2000 extras were utilized in the film, many of them Germans--including former soldiers--who had moved to the US after World War I.
Man cleaning doorknob:
Maid: From the Russians?
Man cleaning doorknob: No, from the French. From the Russians we capture more than that every day.
When Paul visits Franz in the ward, Franz raises his finger to his mouth. In the next shot, his hand has returned to his side.
Later reissues of the film mentioned that the film was an Academy Award winner in the opening credits.
The silent (synchronized sound, non-dialogue) version is 133 minutes long and was restored by the Library of Congress. It was prepared for Universal's own cinemas (they were one of the last exhibitors to convert to sound) and shown in France and Australia and possibly elsewhere, but never in Britain until Sunday 23 November 2003.
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