In WW1, Captain Stanhope is the commander of a British company fighting against the Germans. The young Lieutenant Raleigh admires the older man who he knows from the prewar days. While ...
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In WW1, Captain Stanhope is the commander of a British company fighting against the Germans. The young Lieutenant Raleigh admires the older man who he knows from the prewar days. While Stanhope tries to keep up the image of an exemplary soldier, in fact he is thoroughly disillusioned and fights his despair with alcohol, all the while waiting for the signal to start the foray against the Germans. When it comes, it leads to disaster.
I'm adding reviews for films that lack one, so here goes...
'Set in the English trenches on the western front in 1918 a few days before a major offensive; the new officer arrives fresh from training, he has pulled strings to serve under his old friend (C.Veidt) who is engaged to his sister, however his friend is none too pleased as the pressure of the front has made him turn to drink, not something he wants to get back to his intended. Based on Journey's End, not a film that would be made in Germany a few years later. Good film.'
I got this from a collector, it had English subtitles, was a good clean print, though it ran 97 min, so possibly 10 min' is missing? My reason to get this was C.Veidt, I will watch anything he's in, and this gives him a good part to play, the film is well made, well acted by all, in fact I liked it more than the famous J.Whale version made the previous year. Recomended if you can find a copy.
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