Not Rated | | Drama, War
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
The film was banned in Germany by Nazi Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick on the grounds that it ignominiously represented Germans as cowards. Ironically, in neighboring Poland, that country's censorship board proscribed the film on account of it's being "pro-German."
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 Library of Congess also restored a sound version, 133 minutes long, which is the version occasionally shown on American TV.
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