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The Punch Bowl (1944)

Die Feuerzangenbowle (original title)
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

Writer:

Heinrich Spoerl (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinz Rühmann ... Dr. Johannes Pfeiffer / Hans Pfeiffer
Karin Himboldt ... Eva Knauer
Hilde Sessak ... Marion
Erich Ponto ... Professor Crey - called Schnauz
Paul Henckels ... Professor Bömmel
Hans Leibelt ... Gymnasialdirektor Knauer, called Zeus
Lutz Götz Lutz Götz ... Oberlehrer Dr. Brett
Hans Richter ... Rosen
Clemens Hasse Clemens Hasse ... Rudi Knebel
Hedwig Wangel Hedwig Wangel ... Haushälterin bei Crey
Anneliese Würtz Anneliese Würtz ... Frau Windscheidt
Margarete Schön ... Frau Knauer (as Marg. Schön)
Max Gülstorff Max Gülstorff ... Oberschulrat
Egon Vogel Egon Vogel ... Musiklehrer Fridolin
Rudi Schippel Rudi Schippel ... Luck
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Storyline

Hans Pfeiffer and some of his friends are drinking "Feuerzangenbowle". Talking about their school-time they discover that Hans never was at a regular school and so, as they think, missed an important part of his youth. They decide to send him back to school to do all the things he never could do before. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Dieser Film ist ein Loblieb auf die Schule, aber es ist möglich, daß die Schule es nicht merkt.

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Comedy

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Trivia

This is a remake of So ein Flegel (Such a Boor), made ten years earlier, and also starring Heinz Rühmann - in the same role! See more »

Goofs

When Knebel draws a nude on the blackboard you see thin lines that help him trace the drawing. See more »

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The best German comedy
12 January 1999 | by giraffeloverSee all my reviews

"Die Feuerzangenbowle" is an adaption of a novel by Heinrich Spoehrl. And it is perhaps the best comedy which ever was made in Germany. There are many jokes and funny scenes in this movie. For example "Pfeiffer" with three "f" one before the "ei" (or in English "egg") and two after the "ei". The entire cast is top notch. Heinz Ruehmann is one of my favorite actors. And one of his films "The Captain of Koepenick" received an Oscar nomination.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 April 1944 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Aikamiestä lapsettaa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Terra-Filmkunst See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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