All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Lists: Best Picture Winners from the 1930s, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time

Brief Synopsis: "A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose."

Overall Ranking: 626 (Rank from 1930: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
Annwyn S80
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)

People Involved

  • Lew Ayres (Paul)
  • Arnold Lucy (Kantorek)
  • John Wray (Himmelstoss)
  • Louis Wolheim (Stanislas Katczinsky)
  • Ben Alexander (Franz Kemmerich)
  • Scott Kolk (Leer)
  • Owen Davis Jr. (Peter)
  • Walter Rogers (Behn)
  • William Bakewell (Albert Kropp)
  • Slim Summerville (Tjaden)
  • ZaSu Pitts (Mrs. Bäumer)
  • Beryl Mercer (Pauls Mother)
  • Raymond Griffith (Gérard Duval)
  • Lewis Milestone (Director)