7.0/10
95
1 user 1 critic
1865: Swiss captain Bluntschli fights as mercenary in the war between Bulgaria and Serbia. When his group's attacked by a few Bulgarian troopers, he learns that he's got the wrong ... See full summary »

Director:

Franz Peter Wirth
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Gervaise (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a roofer. After working ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément
Stars: Maria Schell, François Périer, Jany Holt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The plot is set in an underdeveloped and remote area of a fictitious country, where the locals try to build an asphalt road in spite of careless attitude of the Government. The story ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe De Santis
Stars: Silvana Pampanini, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Massimo Girotti
La venganza (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Carmen Sevilla, Raf Vallone, Jorge Mistral
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A serial killer strikes again during WWII in Germany. The wrong man is arrested and a detective hunts down the real killer. But justice in Nazi Germany is not so easily administered.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Claus Holm, Annemarie Düringer, Mario Adorf
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two barge skippers fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: Hannelore Schroth, Carl Raddatz, Gustav Knuth
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An old bum becomes infatuated with a pretty young girl who gets entangled with a young gangster.

Director: René Clair
Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Georges Brassens, Henri Vidal
The Bridge (1959)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

Director: Bernhard Wicki
Stars: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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: Helmut Käutner
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Martin Held, Hannelore Schroth
Nine Lives (1957)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Skouen
Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A violent man and a passionate man are dueling for the heart of the pretty young country girl.

Director: Francisco Rovira Beleta
Stars: Antonio Gades, La Polaca, Rafael de Córdoba
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Peace in the Fields takes place around 1925. Stanne a wealthy Flemish farmer, is alleged to have murdered his fiancée 20 years before. Although the case against him was dismissed fierce ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Boigelot
Stars: Christian Barbier, Georges Poujouly, Claire Wauthion
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
O.W. Fischer ... Hauptmann Bluntschli
Liselotte Pulver ... Raina Petkoff
Ellen Schwiers ... Louka
Jan Hendriks ... Leutnant Sergius Slivitzna
Ljuba Welitsch Ljuba Welitsch ... Katharina
Kurt Kasznar ... Major Petkoff
Manfred Inger Manfred Inger ... Nicola
Horst Tappert
Hans Clarin
Edit

Storyline

1865: Swiss captain Bluntschli fights as mercenary in the war between Bulgaria and Serbia. When his group's attacked by a few Bulgarian troopers, he learns that he's got the wrong ammunition for his cannon and has to flee. His flight leads him right into the bedroom of his enemy's fiancée. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 November 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Arms and the Man See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Fiancee: We meet at dawn behind the village... and bring your sword.
Bluntschli: I'm an artilleryman - I'll bring my cannon.
See more »

Connections

Version of Arms and the Man (1932) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What used to be a comedy in 1958.
5 June 2017 | by chnutscherSee all my reviews

What used to be a comedy in 1958.

Having seen this movie now in 2017, I notice it was a chamber play by G.B.Shaw, and it was even nominated for an Oscar. It watched it mainly due to the presence of Liselotte Pulver, a swiss beauty and well known, also able, starlet here at those times. Her comedian acting skills in the movie are decent and likable IMO. But the movie as a whole is quite a stretch, not being very entertaining in long parts, sometimes even dull. I guess it's somewhat hard to be able to appreciate the comedy character out of a 2017 view or expectation.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed