Erich Maria Remarque's international best-seller was brought to the screen here with a stellar cast and a script cowritten by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The scene is post-WWI Germany, a time and place of want and astronomical inflation, where Deutschmarks are borne to the marketplace in
wheelbarrows to be exchanged for a beefsteak. Three returning German soldiers--Taylor, Tone, and Young--are among the many war-weary, now homeless, hopeless young men who travel from the trenches of France to their war-ravaged homeland. Prewar friends, the three reunite and decide to try their
luck in the republic-to-be's emerging automobile market, pooling their meager resources to set u...