Bob Wilcox decides to leave his insurance job to enter medical school, needing the support of his family to deal with the curriculum and being older. He must deal with obstacles placed by Dean Ingersoll plus his eccentric landlord Busso.
Yep, I agree with the previous reviewer that this film is similar to Hogan's Heroes (sort of) except it is set in 1967 when it was filmed and in Commie East Deutschland instead of WW2 Nazi Deutschland.
I received a bootleg copy in the mail today and I did indeed buy it only for the pop culture kitsch of seeing Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, Leon Askin and John Banner playing 'contemporary' characters in 1960's clothing. John Banner does not have his Schultz mustache in this movie, but he sure plays the character just like good old Sgt.Schultz circa 1943. 1967 contemporary settings and costumes or not, these actors were already forever typecast as Col. Robert E. Hogan, Col. Wilhelm Klink, Gen. Albert Burkhalter and Sgt. Hans Schultz.
I liked this movie a little, for the single reason that is: the beautiful Elke Sommer is so hot! Wow! She was in her prime.
This film was made and released just as the MPAA film board was loosening its' grip on the movie studios ability to write and film and release 'naughtier' and 'sexier' (and more violent) adult themed movies, so this movie is a wee bit risqué by 1967 standards but is quite tame by todays standards. It's a typical goofy 1960's sex comedy.
Knowing what we know now about the private sex life of Bob Crane, seeing him do a sex comedy while riding the crest of the wave of Hogan's Heroes fame is interesting. Werner Klemperer was apparently a skirt chaser in real life as well, having been married multiple times.
My great joy out of all this is the knowledge that I finally have the autographs of Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner and Leon Askin and the rest of the Hogans Heroes cast. The only ones I am missing are Howard Caine, a semi-regular cast member who played Maj. Hochstetter, the SS interrogator, and Fraulein Hilda/Helga, played by Bob Crane's future wife, Sigrid Valdis.
IF YOU KNOW OF ANYBODY WHO HAS THESE AUTOGRAPHS FOR SALE PLEASE MESSAGE ME THROUGH IMDb! I cannot find them anywhere! Not even on the most famous online auction site....Especially Howard Caine's.
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