1930. Germany. G. W. Pabst. 93 min.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1930. Germany. Directed by G. W. Pabst. With Fritz Kampers, Gustav Diessl, Wladimir Sokoloff. Pabst had returned from studying the new sound technology in England just as Von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel opened on April Fool’s Day. The excellence of Pabst’s first talkie was also overshadowed by the international success of All Quiet on the Western Front, which was buoyed by its faithful recreation of Remarque’s bestseller. Perhaps the greatest honor bestowed on Pabst’s film was Hitler’s banning of it when he rose to power In German; some English subtitles. 93 min.