Monday, September 15, 2008
A few years ago I decided to re-read Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet in the western Front". I enjoyed the experience so much i decided to read some of his lesser known works. And they are truly remarkable books. One of those I read was "Three Comrades", a book about 3 friends trying to survive in the tough years following the First World War.
I had no idea that a movie had been based on that novel. So it was really interesting to tune in Turner Classic Movies and see it.
And it truly is a good movie. Not suprisingly, the movie tones down on the politics present in the book and tends to concentrate on the friendship between the 3 comrades and the ill fated love affair of one of them with a woman stricken with TB. Still, it's remarkable movie, considering it was made in 1938, when the US still mantained a certain neutrality towards Nazi Germany.
A wonderful find indeed.