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The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
"Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" (original title)

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A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinz Rühmann ...
Martin Held ...
Dr. Obermüller
Hannelore Schroth ...
Willy A. Kleinau ...
Leonard Steckel ...
Friedrich Domin ...
Jail Director
Erich Schellow ...
Walter Giller ...
Wolfgang Neuss ...
Kallenberg (as Wolfgang Neuß)
Bum Krüger ...
Schutzmann Kilian
Joseph Offenbach ...
Ilse Fürstenberg ...
Marie Hoöprechtr, Voigts Schwester
Maria Sebaldt ...
Auguste Viktoria Wormser, seine Tochter
Edith Hancke ...
Sick girl
Ethel Reschke ...
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A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job he doesn't get a pass; and without a pass, he doesn't get a job. He gets into the net of Prussian bureaucracy, and can't see a solution. Until he enters a small Second-Hand Shop, and sees a Prussian Uniform that fits him like a second skin... Written by Patrick Dersjant <pdersjan@telebyte.nl>

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16 August 1956 (West Germany)  »

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8 out of 10
18 June 2000 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

Heinz Rühmann excels in one of his most popular roles as ex-con who puts on the uniform of a Captain and fools the whole German army. Very funny, smart, beautifully realized, colorful comedy drama with great cast overshadowed by Rühmann's one-of-a-kind turn.


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