All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
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Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Slim Summerville
All Quiet On The Western Front ranked # 54 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
All Quiet On The Western Front is a 1930 film directed by Lewis Milestone. It stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1930 for its producer Carl Laemmle Jr., and an Academy Award for Directing for Lewis Milestone. It also received two further nominations: Best Cinematography, for Arthur Edeson, and Best Writing Achievement for Abbott, Anderson and Andrews.
For many viewers, the film remains harrowing today, and its battle scenes are often considered extremely realistic even by contemporary standards, although the acting is considered melodramatic.
The film has been selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry. In the late 20th Century and early 21st the United States Library of Congress undertook an exhaustive restoration of the film, which is vastly superior in sound and picture quality to most other existent prints.
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