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Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944)

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 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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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 April 1944 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Aikamiestä lapsettaa See more »

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Terra-Filmkunst See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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

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Referenced in Er ist wieder da (2015) See more »

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ENTERTAINING, BUT INFERIOR TO 1934 VERSION
25 September 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

Classic Heinz Rühmann vehicle with Rühmann very good and funny as Hans Pfeiffer. This is an entertaining film to be sure, but it can not begin to compete with the 1st adaptation of the material (So ein Flegel,. 1934, q.v.); by staying more closely to the original set-up of the story than the first version, the film is also a bit stuffy at moments and hardly more than a series of comic situations. Helmut Weiss' direction is good routine, but misses the talent to make into great comedy.

The biggest disappointment may be the main supporting cast with good actors like Erich Ponto and Paul Henckels. I can not know what assignment the director gave them, but they act like hams thereby killing off any humour in their parts; Hans Richter as one of the other pupils did a much better same job in "Unser Fräulein Doktor" (1940, q.v.).

Also watch for some latent (though by now innocent) Nazi-propaganda here. In a conversation between two teachers, one of the old guard and the other of the new, there is talk of the arrival of new times ("Die neue Zeit") when the older one says to the younger that now his time has come with introducing new teaching methods. Too far fetched? In a couple of scenes before this talk we see a disciplined class with the younger teacher saying to Rühmann: Bei mir nicht - Not with me, with the old guard you may do what you want, but not with me, in my class is order (not verbatim).

Again remade into a terrible film in 1970 by Helmut Käutner.


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