7.2/10
1,288
7 user 1 critic

The Captain from Köpenick (1956)

Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (original title)
A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    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
Ödipussi (1988)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the... See full summary »

Director: Vicco von Bülow
Stars: Vicco von Bülow, Katharina Brauren, Evelyn Hamann
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.

Director: Ladislao Vajda
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: Curd Jürgens, Viktor de Kowa, Karl John
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During World War I, Schweik (played by Heinz Rühmann) is drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army as soldier, where he is assigned to be an assistent to Lt. Lukas.

Director: Axel von Ambesser
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Ernst Stankovski, Franz Muxeneder
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »

Directors: Vicco von Bülow, Renate Westphal-Lorenz
Stars: Evelyn Hamann, Vicco von Bülow, Irm Hermann
Loriot (TV Series 1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Stars: Vicco von Bülow, Heinz Meier, Evelyn Hamann
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

BEWARE SPOILERS : Hans Albers and Heinz Rühmann play two confidence tricksters. They manage to stop a night train for nefarious purposes, and impersonate Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Hartl
Stars: Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann, Marieluise Claudius
Schtonk (1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.

Director: Helmut Dietl
Stars: Götz George, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Christiane Hörbiger
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before.

Director: Sönke Wortmann
Stars: Til Schweiger, Katja Riemann, Joachim Król
Der Totmacher (1995)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this ... See full summary »

Director: Romuald Karmakar
Stars: Götz George, Jürgen Hentsch, Pierre Franckh
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele
Stars: Willy Fritsch, Lilian Harvey, Heinz Rühmann
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wilhelm Voigt
Martin Held ... Dr. Obermüller
Hannelore Schroth ... Mathilde Obermüller
Willy A. Kleinau ... Friedrich Hoprecht
Leonard Steckel ... Adolph Wormser
Friedrich Domin ... Jail Director
Erich Schellow ... Capt. von Schlettow
... Willy Wormser
Wolfgang Neuss ... Kallenberg (as Wolfgang Neuß)
Bum Krüger ... Schutzmann Kilian
Joseph Offenbach ... Wabschke
Ilse Fürstenberg ... Marie Hoprecht, Voigts Schwester
Maria Sebaldt ... Auguste Viktoria Wormser, seine Tochter
Edith Hancke ... Sick girl
Ethel Reschke ... Pleureusenmieze
Edit

Storyline

A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job he doesn't get a pass; and without a pass, he doesn't get a job. He gets into the net of Prussian bureaucracy, and can't see a solution. Until he enters a small Second-Hand Shop, and sees a Prussian Uniform that fits him like a second skin... Written by Patrick Dersjant <pdersjan@telebyte.nl>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 August 1956 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Captain from Koepenick  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of West Germany for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 29th Academy Awards in 1957. See more »

Connections

Version of I Was a Criminal (1945) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a mere Ruehmann-vehicle, overrated by his fans
17 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Forget Heinz Ruehmann playing Heinz Ruehmann interpreting the "Hauptmann von Koepenick", concentrate on some of the remarkable supporting actors and actresses to have at least some fun. And then, try to get 1931's "Hauptmann von Koepenick" with Max Adalbert...


1 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial