The Last Pedestrian (1960)
"Der letzte Fussgänger" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  1962 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 235 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot


(as William Thiele)


(screenplay) (as William Thiele) , (idea) (as Dr. Eckardt Hachfeld)
0Check in


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The five daughters of a widower want to him get married again.

Director: Erich Engels
Stars: Heinz Erhardt, Susanne Cramer, Helmuth Lohner
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three old friends are going on a cycle holiday, like they did 20 years ago.

Director: Hans Deppe
Stars: Heinz Erhardt, Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff, Wolf Albach-Retty
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Hans Deppe
Stars: Heinz Erhardt, Grethe Weiser, Peter Vogel
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Helmut Weiss
Stars: Walter Giller, Heinz Erhardt, Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Eberhard Dobermann is a widower and a policeman who loves to control the roads and let people pay fines. Even with his neighbour and friend Jutta Schmalbach he has no pity. Thus he cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Erich Engels
Stars: Heinz Erhardt, Maria Perschy, Erik Schumann
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Eduard, Otto and Heinz are identical triplets. Without knowledge of the others, the youngest of them uses an ad text of one brother and a melody of the other to compose a song for a ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Müller
Stars: Heinz Erhardt, Ann Smyrner, Ingrid van Bergen
Sunderin (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Willi Forst
Stars: Hildegard Knef, Gustav Fröhlich, Robert Meyn
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Géza von Cziffra
Stars: Peter Alexander, Germaine Damar, Heinz Erhardt
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A free-wheeling comedy, Zur Sache Schaetzchen chronicles a day in the life of Martin, a witty yet lazy songwriter who'd rather not get out of bed. During the opening sequence, Martin ... See full summary »

Director: May Spils
Stars: Werner Enke, Uschi Glas, Henry van Lyck
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Franz Antel
Stars: Heinz Erhardt, Karin Dor, Harald Juhnke
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Tax collectors Willi Winzig and Felix Klein are determined to stay bachelors even though their housekeeper Frau Stirnima fancies Willi and Herr Klein has fallen for their combined secretary... See full summary »

Director: Werner Jacobs
Stars: Heinz Erhardt, Ralf Wolter, Ruth Stephan
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A successful writer, home-schooled in his youth, masquerades as a student at a secondary school to experience all the fun and pranks he missed out on.

Director: Helmut Weiss
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Karin Himboldt, Hilde Sessak


Complete credited cast:
Heinz Erhardt ...
Gottlieb Sänger
Christine Cornelius
Käthe Haack ...
Frau von Hartwig
Ernst Waldow ...
Dr. Zollhöfer
Hans Hessling ...
Chefredakteur Kleinert
Michael Lenz ...
Peter Wegen ...
Willy Reichert ...
Schützenwirt Weber
Harry Tagore ...
Indischer Prinz
Lucie Englisch ...
Frau Huppert
Blandine Ebinger ...
Trude Herr ...
Frau im Zug
Günther Ungeheuer ...
Fotoreporter Pit
Werner Finck ...
Redakteur Hiss


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »





Release Date:

1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Pedestrian  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Featured in Ein Abend für...: Ein Abend für die Kinderstars (2012) See more »


Oh, wie schön kann Urlaub sein
Performed by Die Drei Travellers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The last pedestrian
17 June 2011 | by (Konstanz, Germany) – See all my reviews

My, how the world has changed in the last 50 years. This romantic comedy (with more emphasis on comedy, though it's not cry-out-loud funny) is difficult to understand. Let me try.

The plot is about an elderly office clerk, Mr Sänger, working in a magazine publishing house in Hamburg, who uses his vacations for a train trip to Baden-Baden, and hiking from there across the Black Forest to Konstanz (the city where I happen to live :).

On the train he sits next to Kiki, an adventurous teenage girl, whose grandmother entrusts her to him. In Baden-Baden, she gets off the train with him, instead of changing for the train to Geneva and her boarding school. Instead, they visit the casino and lose about all their money at the roulette table. So she joins him on the hiking trip to Freudenstadt, then Hausach. They travel part of the way with two students in an old Dixi car (I think it was), and Kiki even gets to ride with an Indian maharajah. Sänger is an avid photographer and documents much of the journey, and sends the pictures to his office.

The Zeit-Blick magazine has low sales in the vacation season, so Sänger's pictures and report are pushed to title story status, and many readers get aware of the story, including Kiki's grandmother. Is there a great scandal in the making? Of course not. All ends well and in merriness, as saccharine comedies go. The perennial generation conflict of the young vs. the old gets some exposure, but there is no plausible confrontation, nowhere. This is partly a travelogue, partly a music film, and nothing spectacular. Still, I wasn't bored. Just sometimes bewildered, trying to understand the motives.

The most shocking moment for me was when Sänger walks down the Treppenstraße in Kassel (like I did for years), arrives at his office, looks out of his window and sees busy streetcar traffic - evidently in Hamburg. Talk about filmographical licence...

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Last Pedestrian (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: