The Road Back (film)


The Road Back (film)

Infobox_Film
name = The Road Back


caption =
director = James Whale
producer = Edmund Grainger
writer = Charles Kenyon (screenplay)
R.C. Sherriff (screenplay)
Erich Maria Remarque (novel)
starring = John King
Richard Cromwell
Slim Summerville
distributor = Universal Pictures
released = 1 June, 1937
runtime = 97 min.
language = English
country = USA
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0029491

"The Road Back" is a 1937 drama film made by Universal Pictures, directed by James Whale. The screenplay is by Charles Kenyon and R.C. Sherriff from the eponymous novel by Erich Maria Remarque.

The book on which film is based was banned during Nazi rule. When the film was made, Universal Pictures was threatened with a boycott of all their films by the German government unless the anti-Nazi sentiments in the script were watered down. Carl Laemmle and his son, Carl Laemmle, Jr., the former heads of Universal, had recently been ousted by a corporate takeover. The new studio heads, fearing a financial loss, caved in to the pressure and edited the film before releasing it, much to director James Whale's displeasure. Disgusted with the studio's cowardice under its new management, Whale left Universal after completing "Wives Under Suspicion", an unsuccessful remake of his own "The Kiss Before the Mirror". He returned 3 years later to direct "Green Hell", but never made another film for Universal after that.

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