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Such a Boor (1934)
"So ein Flegel" (original title)

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This is an earlier, much less successful version of the _Feuerzangenbowle_, but the story is basically the same: The famous writer Hans Pfeiffer has problems in directing his latest play ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinz Rühmann ...
Dr. Hans Pfeiffer / Erich Pfeiffer
Ellen Frank ...
Inge Conradi ...
Ilse Bundschuh
Annemarie Sörensen ...
Jakob Tiedtke ...
Else Bötticher ...
Oskar Sima ...
Franz Weber ...
Karl Platen ...
Oertel, Pedell (as Carl Platen)
Rudolf Platte ...
Rettig, Tanzlehrer
Henriette Steinmann ...
Maria Seidler ...
Frau Bundschuh
Erwin van Roy ...
Bürglein, Regisseur
Walter Steinweg ...
Springer, Schauspieler
Anita Mey ...
Verehrerin
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This is an earlier, much less successful version of the _Feuerzangenbowle_, but the story is basically the same: The famous writer Hans Pfeiffer has problems in directing his latest play about a high-school class. He's told the reason is that he never attended a regular school, so he decides to swap roles with his younger brother Erich, who's a never-graduating, always kidding senior in a small-town high-school. When Erich aka Hans suddenly turns from class clown into the role model of a pupil, everyone believes it's just another prank. So Hans is practically forced to take over Erich's standard... and enjoys it. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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13 February 1934 (Germany)  »

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MUCH BETTER THAN THE 1944 VERSION
25 September 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The 2nd adaptation of Heinrich Spoerl's novel (Die Feuerzangenbowle, 1944, q.v.) is a much more well-known classic Heinz Rühmann vehicle than this first intelligently written adaptation. That is a pity as this funny and sometimes hilarious adaptation is much better. By adding a brother to the main character Pfeiffer (giving Rühmann the opportunity to play a double role) not only the story is expanded and given a better foundation, as a result the action of the film is made more plausible and the comedy is enriched as now half the film concerns the pupil Pfeiffer who has to find his way in his brother's place as a writer. The writers also added a couple of fine ideas like e.g. the superb scenes of the dancing classes and the visit to the World Panorama.

Robert Stemmle directed with firm hand and a good feeling for (timing of) comedy and made the whole thing into a playful and lighthearted cinematic treat; compare this to the heavy-handed 1944 version. Rühmann is great and knows to play the brothers of opposite character convincing; his timing is excellent. Fine supporting cast including Oskar Sima who is very good and Rudolf Platte who has (again) only a bit part as the dancing master, but makes him into a hilarious eccentric you are not likely to forget.


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