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Arms and the Man (Helden)

A delicious parody on misunderstood heroism is represented by this picture based on George Bernard Shaw’s comedy Man and Superman. The comical captain Bluntschli, dressed up as a Serbian mercenary, conquers for himself his adversary’s fiancée.
Genre Comedy, Literature
Category Feature
Year of Production 1958
Director Franz Peter Wirth
Screenplay Johanna Sibelius, Eberhard Keindorff
Cinematography Klaus von Rautenfeld
Cast Kurt Kasznar, Ljuba Welitsch, Jan Hendriks, Ellen Schwiers, Liselotte Pulver, O.W. Fischer, Manfred Inger
Producer Peter Goldbaum
Production Companies H.R. Sokal Film/Berlin, P. Goldbaum Produktion, in co-production with Bavaria Filmkunst/Munich
Subtitled Version English
Awards German Film Award 1959

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