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    All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal, 1930). Window Card (14" X 22"). An exceptionally powerful film, All Quiet on the Western Front is a haunting picture about the horrors and futility of war. Based on the best-selling novel by Erich Maria Remarque, the film was a sensation upon its initial release. During its brief run in Germany - it was banned shortly after its release - members of the Nazi party, upset by the film's anti-war message and its inherent criticism of German militarism, disrupted showings by releasing rats into the theater! It won the Best Picture Oscar in 1930, the first all-talking, non-musical feature to be so honored, and Steven Spielberg acknowledges the film as a partial inspiration for his Saving Private Ryan (1998). Paper from the original release of this landmark picture is exceptionally difficult to come by; offered here is a beautiful window card for your consideration. It had a single pinhole in the image area and a small tear at the top, but professional restoration, including some airbrushing in the imprint area, has rendered these slight flaws virtually invisible. Don't miss your chance to add this important beauty to your collection. Very Fine- on Cardstock.

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