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A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)

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In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Back home in ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Ernst Graeber
Liselotte Pulver ...
Elizabeth Kruse Graeber (as Lilo Pulver)
Jock Mahoney ...
Immerman
Don DeFore ...
Hermann Boettcher
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Reuter
Erich Maria Remarque ...
Dieter Borsche ...
Captain Rahe
Barbara Rütting ...
Woman Guerrilla
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Oscar Binding
Charles Regnier ...
Joseph
Dorothea Wieck ...
Frau Lieser
Kurt Meisel ...
Heini
Agnes Windeck ...
Frau Witte
Clancy Cooper ...
Sauer
John Van Dreelen ...
Political Officer
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In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Back home in Germany, he finds his home bombed. While hopelessly searching for his parents, he meets lovely Elizabeth Kruse, daughter of a political prisoner; together they try to wrest sanity and survival from a world full of hatred. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Born out of the blazing passions of war! See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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15 September 1958 (Sweden)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Author Erich Maria Remarque's appearance in this film is a rare instance that an actual novelist appears in the filmed adaptation of his own novel. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie when the platoon is dismissed, one of the soldiers is seen carrying a machine gun on his shoulder. It is clearly visible that there is no barrel inside the barrel shroud. See more »

Quotes

Professor Pohlmann: Without doubt, there would be no need for faith.
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Edited into Raid on Rommel (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

A TIME TO LOVE
(uncredited)
Music by Miklós Rózsa
Lyrics by Charles Henderson
Performed by uncredited blonde in cabaret scene
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ATime Machine....
12 April 2005 | by (Center Harbor, NH United States) – See all my reviews

Re: Shannon Box's (sbox@gvtc.com) observation: "In short, this is an important film of significant value. Not because it is about history, but because it is about the redeeming quality of humanity, even if displayed in the setting of our onetime enemy." I would change the last of Shannon's statement to BECAUSE it is displayed in the setting of our onetime enemy. I saw this film shortly after it was released, in a theater on a USArmy post in Munich, Germany (McGraw Kaserne). At that time I was a student, especially of German history. This film provided an opportunity to be transported, for a few hours, into that closed society that our German friends had lived through but could not adequately convey to us. For those who enjoyed this film I would recommend reading "The Officer Factory" by Hans Helmut Kirst and Betrayed Skies (I have forgotten the author, but that is a first rate but largely unknown German pilot's story of his unwilling part in the air war). In short, this is a modern day All Quiet on the Western Front.


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