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Director:
Writers:
Paul Monash (screenplay)
Erich Maria Remarque (novel)
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Release Date:
14 November 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They left for war as Boys, never to return as men.
Plot:
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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(3 articles)
R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)
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Ernest Borgine dies
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Michael J. Fox wins Emmy No. 5 for 'Rescue Me'
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This is one of the best (anti-)war movies ever! See more (78 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Thomas ... Paul Baumer

Ernest Borgnine ... Stanislaus Katczinsky

Donald Pleasence ... Kantorek

Ian Holm ... Himmelstoss

Patricia Neal ... Paul's Mother
Paul Mark Elliott ... Josef Behm (as Mark Elliott)

David Bradley ... Albert Kropp (as Dai Bradley)
Matthew Evans ... Friedrich Muller (as Mathew Evans)
George Winter ... Franz Kemmerich

Dominic Jephcott ... Peter Leer
Mark Drewry ... Tjaden
Colin Mayes ... Westhus
Ewan Stewart ... Detering

Michael Sheard ... Paul's Father
Katerina Lírová ... Paul's Sister
Mary Miller ... Mrs. Kemmerich
Denys Graham ... Kaiser
Marie-Noëlle Barre ... French Girl (as Marie Noelle-Barre)
Dominique Varda ... French Girl
Arda Brokmann ... French Girl (as Arda Brokmenn)

Mark Roemmich ... Gerard Duval
Andrew Burleigh ... Young Recruit

Tomás Juricka ... 2nd Recruit (as Tomas Juricka)
Drahomíra Fialková ... Sister Libertine (as Drahomira Fialkova)
Veronika Jeníková ... Anna (as Veronika Jenikova)

Ken Hutchison ... Hammacher
Stephen Reynolds ... Franz
Ian Hastings ... Lewandowski
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David de Keyser ... Cook (voice)
Simon Hayword ... Gessler
Bruce Purchase ... Cook (uncredited)
Paul Shearer ... 3rd injured soldier in ward (uncredited)
Kevin Stoney ... Hollerstein (uncredited)

Directed by
Delbert Mann 
 
Writing credits
Paul Monash (screenplay)

Erich Maria Remarque (novel)

Produced by
Ron Carr .... associate producer
Norman Rosemont .... producer
Martin Starger .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Allyn Ferguson 
 
Cinematography by
John Coquillon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Pattillo 
Bill Blunden (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
 
Art Direction by
Karel Vacek 
 
Makeup Department
Yvonne Coppard .... makeup chief
Patricia McDermott .... hair stylist (as Pat McDermott)
Jiri Simon .... makeup artist
Bobo Sobotka .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Richard L. O'Connor .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vladimír Blazek .... second assistant director (as Vladimir Blazek)
Patrick Clayton .... assistant director (as Pat Clayton)
Ernest Day .... second unit director (as Ernie Day)
Don French .... second assistant director
Milos Kohout .... second assistant director
Dieter Meyer .... assistant director: second unit
Kieron Phipps .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Allenby .... property master
Brian Humphrey .... property master (as Brian Humphries)
 
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound mixer
Don Sharpe .... supervising sound editor
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
 
Special Effects by
Roy Whybrow .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bob Simmons .... action arranger
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Andrew .... camera operator
Nobby Cross .... chief electrician
Joe Pearce .... still photographer
Herbert Smith .... camera operator
George Southall .... key grip
Ronnie Taylor .... camera operator: second unit
Frantisek Vlcek .... camera operator: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Smith .... wardrobe master (as Jimmy Smith)
 
Editorial Department
Bill Blunden .... supervising editor
Rita Burgess .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Allyn Ferguson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Tony Cech .... unit interpreter
Lorraine Fennell .... production: UK
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Lew Grade .... presenter (as Lord Grade)
Zoja Haasova .... unit interpreter
Lilian Havlickova .... continuity
Jan Kadlec .... production: Czechoslovakia
Terry Lens .... production: UK
Gunter Pfau .... technical advisor
Zdenek Polák .... production: Czechoslovakia
Mark Roemmich .... production: UK
Jaroslav Solnicka .... production: Czechoslovakia
Bernard Spence .... production accountant
Martin Denning .... video consultant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: All Quiet on the Western Front (#29.1)" - USA (anthology series)
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Runtime:
Netherlands:150 min | USA:150 min | UK:123 min | USA:131 min (DVD) | Netherlands:129 min (1980 cut)
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Trivia:
Filmed largely in Czechoslovakia, one of the first US/UK productions to be shot in what was then a Communist Bloc country.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The Kaiser is not wearing the correct decorations. Apart from the fact that he is wearing ribbons rather than medals (Wilhelm II. generally preferred medals to ribbons), one can actually see two of those ribbons sporting swastika-bearing eagles - clearly recycled props from a WW II movie.See more »
Quotes:
Paul Baumer:[to a dying Frenchman] If we threw away the guns, the grenades - we could have been brothers, but they never want us to know that.See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the European Theatrical Version and the Uncensored Version?
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
This is one of the best (anti-)war movies ever!, 16 September 2004
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

I know that many people over here think this movie isn't as good as the original one from 1930. I believe you, but I can't help asking myself how many of you really have seen the original version? Or is it because you know this is 'just' a remake?

I only know the version from 1979, but I'm really impressed with it. I already saw it several times, but I never got bored with it once. I keep enjoying it time after time. It gives you a view on how it was at the time. The inspiring, but childish patriotism at the beginning of the war, the hard training, the awful conditions at the front and the loss of innocence and the disillusions at home... It shows it all.

This movie gives you an accurate view on what being an ordinary soldier during World War One was like and is therefor alone already worth a 9/10. But the acting, the good script, the feeling which it leaves you behind with... make that I give it an even higher score. 10/10 is the only correct score according to me. I believe this is one of the best (anti-)war movies ever.

This movie is one of the things which sparked my interest in everything that has something to do with the First World War. All over the world there are only a handful of veterans of this war left. Soon, accurate movies like this one, history books, cemeteries and museums will the only things left about it. That's also why this movie is so important to me.

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