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The Good Soldier Schweik (1960)

Der brave Soldat Schwejk (original title)
During World War I, Schweik (played by Heinz Rühmann) is drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army as soldier, where he is assigned to be an assistent to Lt. Lukas.

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Ernst Stankovski ...
Oberleutnant Lukasch (as Ernst Stankowski)
Franz Muxeneder ...
Ursula von Borsody ...
Kathi Wendler (as Ursula Borsodi)
Erika von Thellmann ...
Baronin von Botzenheim
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Gretl
Fritz Imhoff ...
Wirt im 'Kelch'
Michael Janisch ...
Russian Soldier Ballun
Jane Tilden ...
Housemaid
Fritz Muliar ...
Russian Soldier Boris
Rudolf Rhomberg ...
Stabsarzt
Hans Unterkircher ...
Official (as Hans Unterkirchner)
Fritz Eckhardt ...
Robert Wendler
Erik Frey ...
Colonel
Hugo Gottschlich ...
Wachtmeister Flanderka
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During World War I, Schweik (played by Heinz Rühmann) is drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army as soldier, where he is assigned to be an assistent to Lt. Lukas.

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A new film in the classic comedy tradition of CHAPLIN, CANTINFLAS, and W.C. FIELDS which may laugh war out of existence. See more »

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20 August 1963 (USA)  »

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One of Heinz's best and funniest movies
17 November 2000 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

I have the video of this movie and can watch it over and over again. I speak and understand German. The outstanding moments are: 1. When Schwejk loses his way after being thrown off the train for pulling the "communication cord" - he goes around in circles then finds his way back to where he accidentally left his tobacco pouch. His comment "Alles hat sein tiefen Sinn" is "goldich" 2. When a sniper shoots his pipe from his mouth, and Schwejk shouts to the effect "You might have killed someone!" 3. When he arranges with his friend to meet at "half-past six after the war". The whole film has me curled up laughing, although the anti-war moral is quite serious.


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