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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film) Quotes

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film) is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . All Quiet on the Western Front ended its run in 1970.

It features Carl Laemmle Jr. as producer, David Broekman in charge of musical score, and Arthur Edeson as head of cinematography.

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film) is 152 minutes long. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film) is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: Lew Ayres as Paul Bäumer, Arnold Lucy as Professor Kantorek, William Bakewell as Albert Kropp, Harold Goodwin as Detering, Slim Summerville as Tjaden, Louis Wolheim as Katczinsky, Richard Alexander as Westhus, Ben Alexander as Franz Kemmerich, and Russell Gleason as Mueller.

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film) Quotes

Lew Ayres as Paul Bäumer

  • (Lew Ayres) "War isn't the way it looks back here."
  • (Lew Ayres) "You still think it's beautiful to die for your country. The first bombardment taught us better. When it comes to dying for country, it's better not to die at all."
  • (Lew Ayres) "We live in the trenches out there. We fight. We try not to be killed, but sometimes we are. That's all."
  • (Lew Ayres) "And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death."

Arnold Lucy as Professor Kantorek

  • (Arnold Lucy) "Paul. How are you, Paul?"
  • (Lew Ayres) "Glad to see you, Professor."
  • (Arnold Lucy) "You've come at the right moment, Baumer. Just at the right moment."
  • (Arnold Lucy) "And as if to prove all I have said, here is one of the first to go. A lad who sat before me on these very benches, who gave up all to serve in the first year of the war. One of the iron youth who have made Germany invincible in the field. Look at him. Sturdy and bronze and clear-eyed. The kind of soldier every one of you should envy. Paul, lad, you must speak to them. You must tell them what it means to serve your fatherland."
  • (Lew Ayres) "No no, I can't tell them anything."
  • (Lew Ayres) "You must, Paul. Just a word. Just tell them how much they're needed out there. Tell them why you went, and what it meant to you."
  • (Lew Ayres) "I can't say anything."
  • (Arnold Lucy) "If you remember some deed of heroism, some touch of humility, tell about it."
  • (Lew Ayres) "I can't tell you anything you don't know. We live in the trenches out there, we fight, we try not to be killed; and sometimes we are. That's all."
  • (Arnold Lucy) "No, no Paul."
  • (Lew Ayres) "I've been there. I know what it's like."
  • (Arnold Lucy) "That's not what one dwells on, Paul."
  • (Lew Ayres) "I heard you in here, reciting that same old stuff. Making more iron men, more young heroes. You still think it's beautiful and sweet to die for your country, don't you?"
  • (Lew Ayres) "We used to think you knew. The first bombardment taught us better. It's dirty and painful to die for your country. When it comes to dying for your country it's better not to die at all. There are millions out there dying for their countries, and what good is it?"
  • (Arnold Lucy) "Paul."
  • (Lew Ayres) "You asked me to tell them how much they're needed out there."
  • (Lew Ayres) "He tells you, "Go out and die." Oh, but if you'll pardon me, it's easier to say go out and die than it is to do it."
  • (Student) "Coward."
  • (Lew Ayres) "And it's easier to say it, than to watch it happen."
  • (Unnamed) "Coward. You're a coward. Coward."
  • (Arnold Lucy) "No. No, boys, boys. I'm sorry, Baumer, but I must say --"
  • (Lew Ayres) "We've no use talking like this. You won't know what I mean. Only, it's been a long while since we enlisted out of this classroom. So long, I thought maybe the whole world had learned by this time. Only now they're sending babies, and they won't last a week. I shouldn't have come on leave. Up at the front you're alive or you're dead and that's all. You can't fool anybody about that very long. And up there we know we're lost and done for whether we're dead or alive. Three years we've had of it, four years. And every day a year, and every night a century. And our bodies are earth, and our thoughts are clay, and we sleep and eat with death. And we're done for because you can't live that way and keep anything inside you. I shouldn't have come on leave. I'll go back tomorrow. I've got four days more, but I can't stand it here. I'll go back tomorrow. I'm sorry."

Slim Summerville as Tjaden

  • (Slim Summerville) "There used to be some food in the sawdust. Now it's all sawdust."
  • (Slim Summerville) "Me and the Kaiser, we are both fighting. The only difference is the Kaiser isn't here."
  • (Slim Summerville) "They tell me there's some people in this world take a bath every week."

William Bakewell as Albert Kropp

  • (William Bakewell) "Ah, the French certainly deserve to be punished for starting this war."
  • (Harold Goodwin) "Everybody says it's somebody else."
  • (Slim Summerville) "Well. how do they start a war?"
  • (William Bakewell) "Well, one country offends another."
  • (Slim Summerville) "How could one country offend another?"
  • (Slim Summerville) "You mean there's a mountain over in Germany gets mad at a field over in France?"
  • (William Bakewell) "Well, stupid, one people offends another."
  • (Slim Summerville) "Oh, well, if that's it, I shouldn't be here at all. I don't feel offended."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "It don't apply to tramps like you."
  • (Slim Summerville) "Good. Then I could be goin' home right away."
  • (Lew Ayres) "Ah, you just try it."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Yeah. You wanna get shot?"
  • (Slim Summerville) "The kaiser and me --"
  • (Slim Summerville) "Me and the kaiser felt just alike about this war. We didn't either of us want any war, so I'm going home. He's there already."
  • (Unnamed) "Somebody must have wanted it. Maybe it was the English. No, I don't want to shoot any Englishman. I never saw one 'til I came up here. And I suppose most of them never saw a German 'til they came up here. No, I'm sure they weren't asked about it."
  • (Lew Ayres) "No."
  • (Harold Goodwin) "Well, it must be doing somebody some good."
  • (Harold Goodwin) "Not me and the kaiser."
  • (Unnamed) "I think maybe the kaiser wanted a war."
  • (Slim Summerville) "You leave us out of this."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "I don't see that. The kaiser's got everything he needs."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, he never had a war before. Every full-grown emperor needs one war to make him famous. Why, that's history."
  • (Lew Ayres) "Yeah, generals, too. They need war."
  • (William Bakewell) "They never taught us really useful like how to light a cigarette in the wind, or make a fire out of wet wood, or bayonet a man in the belly instead of the ribs where it gets jammed."

Ben Alexander as Franz Kemmerich

  • (Ben Alexander) "He's dead --. He's dead."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Why did you risk your life bringin' him in?"
  • (Ben Alexander) "But it's Behn. My friend."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "He's a corpse; no matter who it is --"
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Now, don't any of you ever do that again."
  • (Ben Alexander) "Why it's an honor to have those boots in your face. They're the best pair in the army."

Russell Gleason as Mueller

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Louis Wolheim as Katczinsky

  • (Ginger - the Cook) "What do you want?"
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Beans, you homely-looking son of a frog's leg. What do you think I want?"
  • (Ginger - the Cook) "Shut up. I'll feed you when you're all here."
  • (Slim Summerville) "We're all here now."
  • (Ginger - the Cook) "Only half the company's here. Get the rest. Wake 'em up."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "I wish I could wake 'em up. There's 80 of us left. The rest is in dressin' stations or pushin' up daisies."
  • (Ginger - the Cook) "80? And I cooked for 150."
  • (Richard Alexander) "All right, we'll have enough for once. Come on, dish out."
  • (Slim Summerville) "You mean you've cooked beans for 150?"
  • (Slim Summerville) "And you've got bread for 150 and sausage for 150 and tobacco for 150?"
  • (Ginger - the Cook) "Everything. It's all wrong. I should have been notified."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "What a feast. Everyone gets two issues."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Get back in line. Get back in line."
  • (Ginger - the Cook) "Oh, no, that woun't do. I can't give 80 men what's meant for 150."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Listen, you drew rations for the Second Company, didn't yuh?"
  • (Ginger - the Cook) "Yes."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "All right, we're the Second Company."
  • (Ginger - the Cook) "I got my orders."
  • (William Bakewell) "That's right."
  • (Lew Ayres) "We're the Second Company and if only half of us get back, that's our good luck. Come on, dish it out."
  • (Ginger - the Cook) "No."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "You're the yellowest baboon that ever drew a cook wagon, and you're scared, and it shows. All we want to hear out of you is one more little yip, and we'll cut yuh up and eat you raw. Why, you keep your kitchen so far back of the lines, we never get anything to eat until it's cold and we're asleep. Now, you low doen rat, get out, or we wreck the joint, so help me."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Come on, give us some food."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "I wish you three would get bumped off. I'm tired of feeding you for nothing."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "I'll tell you how it should all be done."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Whenever there's a big war comin' on, you should rope off a big field --"
  • (Unnamed) "And sell tickets."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Yeah. And;"
  • (Louis Wolheim) "And on the big day, you should take all the kings and their cabinets and their generals, put 'em in the center dressed in their underpants, and let 'em fight it out with clubs. The best country wins."
  • (Lew Ayres) "Well, now that Kat's settled everything, let's go see Kemmerick."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "What is this?"
  • (Slim Summerville) "Volunteers for the future general's staff."
  • (Louis Wolheim) "Oh, sometime I'm gonna take one of you volunteers apart and find out what makes you leave school and join the army. At ease. This is no parade ground."

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