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The Good Soldier Schweik (1960)

Der brave Soldat Schwejk (original title)
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

Writers:

Hans Jacoby (screenplay), Jaroslav Hasek (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinz Rühmann ... Josef Schwejk
Ernst Stankovski Ernst Stankovski ... Oberleutnant Lukasch (as Ernst Stankowski)
Franz Muxeneder Franz Muxeneder ... Woditschka
Ursula von Borsody Ursula von Borsody ... Kathi Wendler (as Ursula Borsodi)
Erika von Thellmann ... Baronin von Botzenheim
Senta Berger ... Gretl
Fritz Imhoff ... Wirt im 'Kelch'
Michael Janisch Michael Janisch ... Russian Soldier Ballun
Jane Tilden ... Housemaid
Fritz Muliar Fritz Muliar ... Russian Soldier Boris
Rudolf Rhomberg Rudolf Rhomberg ... Stabsarzt
Hans Unterkircher Hans Unterkircher ... Official (as Hans Unterkirchner)
Fritz Eckhardt Fritz Eckhardt ... Robert Wendler
Erik Frey Erik Frey ... Colonel
Hugo Gottschlich Hugo Gottschlich ... Wachtmeister Flanderka
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Storyline

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.

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 August 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Version of Svejk na fronte (1926) See more »

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Kleiner Mönch was weinest Du
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One of Heinz's best and funniest movies
17 November 2000 | by j.m.oreganSee all my reviews

I have the video of this movie and can watch it over and over again. I speak and understand German. The outstanding moments are: 1. When Schwejk loses his way after being thrown off the train for pulling the "communication cord" - he goes around in circles then finds his way back to where he accidentally left his tobacco pouch. His comment "Alles hat sein tiefen Sinn" is "goldich" 2. When a sniper shoots his pipe from his mouth, and Schwejk shouts to the effect "You might have killed someone!" 3. When he arranges with his friend to meet at "half-past six after the war". The whole film has me curled up laughing, although the anti-war moral is quite serious.


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