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Arms and the Man (1958)

Helden (original title)
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
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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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>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Quotes

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

Version of ITV Sunday Night Theatre: Arms and the Man (1971) See more »

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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.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 November 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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