Film Details



ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Release Date: 24 Feb 1930
Duration (in mins): 138
Cast:
Louis Wolheim (Kat [Katczinsky])
Lew Ayres (Paul [Bäumer])
John Wray (Himmelstoss)
Arnold Lucy (Kantorek)
Ben Alexander (Kemmerich)
Scott Kolk (Leer)
Owen Davis (Peter)
Walter Browne Rogers (Behn)
William Bakewell (Albert)
Russell Gleason (Mueller)
Richard Alexander (Westhus)
Harold Goodwin (Detering)
"Slim" Summerville (Tjaden)
Pat Collins (Bertinck)
Beryl Mercer (Paul's mother)
ZaSu Pitts (Paul's mother)
Edmund Breese (Herr Meyer)
Edwin Maxwell (Mr. Bäumer)
Marion Clayton (Miss Bäumer)
Yola d'Avril (Suzanne)
Poupée Andriot (French girl)
Renée Damonde (French girl)
William Irving (Ginger)
Heinie Conklin (Hammacher)
Bertha Mann (Sister Libertine)
Bodil Rosing (Watcher)
Joan Marsh (Poster girl)
Tom London (Orderly)
Vincent Barnett (Cook)
Fred Zinnemann ()
Director:
Lewis Milestone (Dir)
Nate Watt (Asst dir)
George Cukor (Dial dir)
Writer:
Maxwell Anderson
George Abbott (Scr)
Del Andrews (Adpt)
C. Gardner Sullivan
Producer:
Carl Laemmle (Pres)
Carl Laemmle (Prod)
Distribution
Company:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Production
Company:
Universal Pictures Corp.
AFI
Recognition:

100 YEARS…100 STARS #54
Summary:
Paul Bäumer, a young German schoolboy, along with his friends, is inspired by his schoolmaster to "save the Fatherland" and joins the Kaiser's forces. Their illusions are soon dispelled, however, by the cruel realities of battle, relieved only by a brief romantic interlude with some French farm girls and the humorous interjections of Katz and Tjaden. When Paul, the only survivor of the group, returns home, he finds the professor still haranguing his young scholars to join the conflict; and when Paul denounces this attitude, he is proclaimed a coward by the youths. Tiring of the false impression of war at home, he returns to the front to instruct his new comrades in warfare. As the sole survivor of this group also, Paul reaches over the top of a trench to catch a butterfly and is killed by an enemy sniper. ... Quiet reigns on the front lines.