One of the best movies I've ever seen and one that is almost totally unknown. In 1919 Paris, four American fliers, shattered by their experience in World War I, drink themselves into oblivion. There is little real story, and much of the film is the characters revealing (or not revealing) themselves through conversation. It's very similar to those two great 90s indies about Americans in Europe, Before Sunrise and Barcelona. It's so similar to those and so unlike other 1931 films, it seems utterly out of time. A superb film about alcoholism, life after war, the expat life, the death wish, and the Lost Generation.