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Confessions of Felix Krull (1957)
"Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull" (original title)

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The American distributor billed Horst Buchholz as "Henry Bookholt" to help disguise the foreign origins of the film. See more »

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Enchanting Rogue
16 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was my introduction to Horst Buchholz. Albsolutely delightful! I have been chasing a copy of it for years, and finally located a VHS of it -- it has recently been released on DVD in Germany. If you can get your hands on it, do so. The young Buchholz is an enchanting rogue in this saga of the rise of a charming confidence man, swindling and cheating his way to the top. He sent on to star in films in the US and in Europe, but was seldom as delightful as here, in this early work. His innate good looks and personality are given free reign. One of the most delightful scenes in the epileptic fit he throws for the draft board to avoid military service. Inspired!


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