Cinema: Revival: Oct. 2, 1939

All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal). When Carl Laemmle Jr. produced this picture in 1930, critics hailed it as one of the few great U. S. films. When Nazis burned the book by Erich Maria Remarque from which the picture was made, the film was revived, again stirred U. S. audiences with its simple record of why men go to war, how they kill, how those who survive spend the time until their turn comes.

Fortnight ago Universal Pictures hit on the idea of warming over All Quiet on the Western Front for the peace trade. The...

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