Not Rated | | Drama, War
Zasu Pitts was originally cast as Mrs. Bäumer (mother of Lew Ayres' character Paul Bäumer). Only the preview audience saw the version with Pitts. Because she was more known for comedy, the audience reportedly began laughing when Pitts appeared onscreen. Consequently ... ...
Man cleaning doorknob:
Maid: From the Russians?
Man cleaning doorknob: No, from the French. From the Russians we capture more than that every day.
During the attack scene in the cemetery, a large piece of masonry hits Paul's helmet, denting it. Later, when he retreats and jumps into the shell hole, there is no dent.
Later reissues of the film mentioned that the film was an Academy Award winner in the opening credits.
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