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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Johannes Pfeiffer / Hans Pfeiffer
... Eva Knauer
Hilde Sessak ... Marion
... Professor Crey - called Schnauz
... Professor Bömmel
... Gymnasialdirektor Knauer, called Zeus
Lutz Götz ... Oberlehrer Dr. Brett
Hans Richter ... Rosen
Clemens Hasse ... Rudi Knebel
Hedwig Wangel ... Haushälterin bei Crey
Anneliese Würtz ... Frau Windscheidt
... Frau Knauer (as Marg. Schön)
Max Gülstorff ... Oberschulrat
Egon Vogel ... Musiklehrer Fridolin
Rudi Schippel ... Luck
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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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7 April 1944 (Netherlands)  »

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Aikamiestä lapsettaa  »

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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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Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

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The best German comedy
12 January 1999 | by See 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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