All Quiet On The Western Front
Accompanied by Stephen Horne & Martin Pyne
Introduced by Dr. Toby Haggith, Imperial War Museum
Director: Lewis Milestone
Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy, Ben Alexander, Scott Kolk
The release of The Jazz Singer in 1927 did not mark the immediate end of silent films. And while the talkie version of this, the first cinematic adaptation Erich Maria Remarque’s classic 1929 novel is better known, tonight’s International Sound Version (shot simultaneously on a second camera for non-English speaking countries) actually has the emotional edge. And especially when accompanied by our old friends, Stephen Horne & Martin Pyne. We are equally delighted the film will be introduced by Dr. Toby Haggith who again joins us from the Imperial War Museum. A unique opportunity to mark the centenary of the war’s end.