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The Crammer (1958)

Der Pauker (original title)
Dr. Hermann Seidel is an authoritarian teacher at a small town high school.After the dislocation to a big town school, he sees himself and his concept of education, put to a severe test.

Director:

Axel von Ambesser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinz Rühmann ... Dr. Hermann Seidel
Wera Frydtberg ... Vera Bork
Gert Fröbe ... Freddy Blei
Bruni Löbel ... Frl. Selinski
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ... School inspector Wagner (as E.F. Fürbringer)
Hans Leibelt ... Headmaster Wiesbacher
Franz-Otto Krüger Franz-Otto Krüger ... Headmaster Gaspari
Klaus Löwitsch ... Harry Engelmann
Ernst Reinhold Ernst Reinhold ... Martin Rössler
Michael Verhoeven ... Peter Wieland
Peter Vogel Peter Vogel ... Eduard Neureiter
Axel Scholtz Axel Scholtz ... Axel
Hans Zander Hans Zander ... Rudi Bär
Peter Kraus ... Achim Bork
Willy Auerswald Willy Auerswald ... Postman
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Dr. Hermann Seidel is an authoritarian teacher at a small town high school.After the dislocation to a big town school, he sees himself and his concept of education, put to a severe test.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 October 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A nevelő See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm-Eurocord)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The headlines in the newspapers at the booth are about Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, former queen of Iran, who has just been divorced from Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. See more »

Goofs

The plot is located in Munich/Bavaria, so the registration number of the car Seidel an the boys restored should begin with M, but it begins with RS for Remscheid/Northrhine-Westphalia. See more »

Alternate Versions

After the film was released theatrically in October 1958 there was some controversy with the scene where Dr. Seidel tells his students that the chance to win at a gambling machine is 1:37. A German lobby organization protested against this, stating that the chance to win is fixed at 1:4 by law. The result was that after 30th January 1959 a statement was put at the beginning of the film citing the error. See more »

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One redeeming feature: the wrestlers
6 April 1999 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

It would not be entirely unfair to describe this film as a dated piece of "honest teacher tames rough rascals". It has been done better before and it has been done better since. Some of the youth rebellion ideas have become unintentionally funny.

The one redeeming feature of the piece are the wrestlers. Gert Fröbe as a professional wrestler, fixed results, faked injuries and all is a sight to be treasured. The connection to the main plot is slim - Gert shows the teacher a few moves for self-defense, and one night the rebellious youth abandons a planned physical attack when our teacher is accompanied by some of these silverbacks.


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