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Das Gewehr über (1939)

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A German who settles with his family in Australia starts to become worried that his son is being turned "decadent" by the evils of democracy.



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Credited cast:
F.W. Schröder-Schrom ...
Hartwig sen. (as Franz Schroeder-Schrumm)
Rolf Möbius ...
Paul Hartwig
Rudi Godden ...
Gestütaufseher Charlie Kühne
Carsta Löck ...
Hilde Schneider ...
Hühnerfarmbesitzerin Trude Schmidt
Wolfgang Staudte ...
Unteroffizier Schmidt
Georg H. Schnell ...
Großkaufmann Thomson
Charlott Daudert ...
Evelyne Thomson
Leopold von Ledebur ...
General a. D. Henning
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wilhelm Althaus ...
Hauptmann Wehnert
Herbert Asmis
Ernst Bader ...
Leutnant Stolle
Walter Bechmann ...
Sekretär Schmitz
Heinz Berghaus
Horst Birr ...
Schütze Jupp Derksen


A German who settles with his family in Australia starts to become worried that his son is being turned "decadent" by the evils of democracy.

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7 December 1939 (Germany)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Not a bad yarn.
27 September 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

An interesting take on Australians joining the Wehrmacht. As this actually did occur, before the government prevented it; the film offers a different view the events from a light hearted German perspective.

It shows the main characters doing their recruit training and brought back memories of my own, as there were similarities.

I had to laugh at the cabaret scene, when the boxing kangaroo had its tail ripped off. It sprayed the people at their tables in sawdust and made them dance about a bit.

From what it is, how it was made and what it portrays, there isn't anything offensive about it and I enjoyed it.

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