The Captain From Koepenick

  • 1956
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

Good remake of the 1931 Richard Oswald classic condemning Prussian militarism. This version of a fascinating real-life incident stars Ruhmann as the Berlin shoemaker in 1906 who dons a Prussian officer's uniform and wreaks havoc on the system. He captures some soldiers, marches them into the town hall, arrests the burgomeister, and takes off with the municipal...read more

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Good remake of the 1931 Richard Oswald classic condemning Prussian militarism. This version of a fascinating real-life incident stars Ruhmann as the Berlin shoemaker in 1906 who dons a Prussian officer's uniform and wreaks havoc on the system. He captures some soldiers, marches them into

the town hall, arrests the burgomeister, and takes off with the municipal cash box. When the deception is discovered, he is made a folk hero in newspapers all over the world. The tale is told with warmth and good humor, and Ruhmann's performance is excellent.

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  • Review: Good remake of the 1931 Richard Oswald classic condemning Prussian militarism. This version of a fascinating real-life incident stars Ruhmann as the Berlin shoemaker in 1906 who dons a Prussian officer's uniform and wreaks havoc on the system. He captures… (more)

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