All quiet on the western front

United States, 1930

Film
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Regarded as a landmark in American cinema, and a film which pioneered depiction of the “irony” of war. The directional quality has been compared with Eisenstein for its biting commentary and emotional outcry against war. Its bravura direction fixed in millions of viewers minds the image of youth in the trenches. Lead star, Lew Ayres, became a true-to-life conscientious objector of war after portraying its moving scenes.

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Credits

director

Lewis Milestone

Duration

02:12:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1930

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300819

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q272599

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