Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1932 • United States
Starring Lionel Barrymore, Phillips Holmes, Nancy Carroll
Though best known for the sophisticated comedies he turned out with elegant ease in the 1930s, director Ernst Lubitsch took a rare, often overlooked detour into serious-minded drama with this stirring tale of war’s inhumanity and one man’s search for redemption. Haunted by guilt after killing his German friend during a battle in World War I, a young French soldier (Phillips Holmes) sets out on a journey in search of forgiveness from the man’s father (Lionel Barrymore).
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