6.1/10
102
6 user 1 critic

Bachelor of Hearts (1958)

German scholar Wolf Hauser arrives for a year at Cambridge. Apart from his studies he tries to muck in with the very English non-academic goings-on while romancing pretty Girton-girl Ann.

Director:

Wolf Rilla
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hardy Krüger ... Wolf Hauser
Sylvia Syms ... Ann Wainwright
Ronald Lewis ... Hugo Foster
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Aubrey Murdock
Miles Malleson ... Dr. Butson
Newton Blick Newton Blick ... Morgan
Jeremy Burnham ... Adrian Baskerville
Peter Myers Peter Myers ... Jeremy
Philip Gilbert ... Conrad Lewis
Charles Kay ... Tom Clark
John Richardson ... Robin
Gillian Vaughan Gillian Vaughan ... Virginia
Sandra Francis Sandra Francis ... Lois
Barbara Steele ... Fiona
Catherine Feller ... Helene
Edit

Storyline

German scholar Wolf Hauser arrives for a year at Cambridge. Apart from his studies he tries to muck in with the very English non-academic goings-on while romancing pretty Girton-girl Ann. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

psychotronic film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Frederic Raphael said that he and Leslie Bricusse, both recent graduates of Cambridge University when they first wrote this film, meant the film to be a charming English comedy and a tribute to their alma mater. The producers, however, saw it as a vehicle for the German Hardy Kruger, whom they were trying to build into a star in British films, and ordered extensive rewriting (there was no German character in the original draft!) which Raphael felt ruined the project. He has tended in later years to ignore the existence of this film and has spoken of "Nothing But The Best", made nearly six years later, as his first film script. See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Young
Written by Hubert Clifford and Vivian Cox
Sung by Dick James
See more »

User Reviews

Cute, harmless comedy when there's nothing better to do
22 March 2003 | by siren_auSee all my reviews

This is a pleasant little film, jam-packed with amusing stereotypes of the English and university life as seen through the eyes of exchange student Wolf Hauser (very young and good-looking Kruger) If this movie had been made even 10 years later I wonder if there would have been a deeper exploration of Hauser's attempts to fit in with his surroundings and his very German presence in a still anti-German post-war England?

As it is, the movie is memorable for the glorious footage of Cambridge (undoubtedly one of the most photogenic places in England) and the lovely Sylvia Sims, who manages to sweetly steal every scene she appears in. She is very reminiscent of Kristen Scott Thomas at times, with her terribly english loveliness. Strong supporting cast including Ronald Lewis and Eric Barker help a lot.

Cute, harmless comedy when there's nothing better to do.


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

8,000 solteros See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Independent Artists See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed