History Film / DieFeuerzangenbowle

8th Feb '18 4:57:17 PM Saveelich
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''Die Feuerzangenbowle'' is a 1933 German novel by Heinrich Spoerl of which three film adaptations were made. The second one (b/w) from 1944 (sometimes called ''The Punch Bowl'' in English) is actually the best-known one, which is why this article will be based on this film instead of the book. Also, that film is very close to the book, and it is also notable as one of the most well received pictures from UsefulNotes/NaziGermany among modern movie buffs and critics.

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''Die Feuerzangenbowle'' is a 1933 German novel by Heinrich Spoerl of which three film adaptations were made. The second one (b/w) from 1944 (sometimes called ''The Punch Bowl'' in English) is actually the best-known one, which is why this article will be based on this film instead of the book. Also, that That 1944 film is very close to the book, and it is also notable as one of the most well received pictures from UsefulNotes/NaziGermany among modern movie buffs and critics.
8th Feb '18 4:56:53 PM Saveelich
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''Die Feuerzangenbowle'' is a 1933 German novel by Heinrich Spoerl of which three film adaptations were made. The second one (b/w) from 1944 (sometimes called ''The Punch Bowl'' in English) is actually the best-known one, which is why this article will be based on this film instead of the book. Also, the film is very close to the book.

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''Die Feuerzangenbowle'' is a 1933 German novel by Heinrich Spoerl of which three film adaptations were made. The second one (b/w) from 1944 (sometimes called ''The Punch Bowl'' in English) is actually the best-known one, which is why this article will be based on this film instead of the book. Also, the that film is very close to the book.
book, and it is also notable as one of the most well received pictures from UsefulNotes/NaziGermany among modern movie buffs and critics.
2nd Feb '18 3:04:16 AM Jhonny
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The plot: The young but already successful playwright Dr. Johannes Pfeiffer (played by German star Heinz Rühmann) meets his friends, some older men who are sitting together, drinking the eponymous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feuerzangenbowle Feuerzangenbowle]] and reminiscence about their school time, the fun they had, the pranks they played on their teachers... then, Pfeiffer confesses that he never went to a school, having had private teachers instead, and missed all the fun. So the others suggest him jokingly (and under the influence) to disguise himself as a student and go to a school, just for a few weeks, to know how life at school is - in the small German city of Babenberg, where nobody knows about the famous author Pfeiffer. HilarityEnsues.

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The plot: The young but already successful playwright Dr. Johannes Pfeiffer (played by German star Heinz Rühmann) meets his friends, some older men who are sitting together, drinking the eponymous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feuerzangenbowle Feuerzangenbowle]] and reminiscence about their school time, the fun they had, the pranks they played on their teachers... then, Pfeiffer (with three "f") confesses that he never went to a school, having had private teachers instead, and missed all the fun. So the others suggest him jokingly (and under the influence) to disguise himself as a student and go to a school, just for a few weeks, to know how life at school is - in the small German city of Babenberg, where nobody knows about the famous author Pfeiffer. HilarityEnsues.
1st Nov '16 2:34:16 PM Saveelich
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2nd Sep '16 1:42:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ImperialGermany: When the story's set. An exact year isn't given.



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28th May '15 8:16:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:AllJustADream: At the end, we learn that Pfeiffer didn't realize this zany idea. He just thinks it would have been great.]]

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* [[spoiler:AllJustADream: At AllJustADream: [[spoiler:At the end, we learn that Pfeiffer didn't realize this zany idea. He just thinks it would have been great.]]
28th May '15 8:15:43 AM Morgenthaler
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----->''Dieser Film ist ein Loblied auf die Schule, aber es ist möglich, daß die Schule es nicht merkt.''
------->(Motto at the beginning of the film: "This film sings the praises of school, but it is possible school won't realize this.")

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----->''Dieser ->''Dieser Film ist ein Loblied auf die Schule, aber es ist möglich, daß die Schule es nicht merkt.''
------->(Motto -->(Motto at the beginning of the film: "This film sings the praises of school, but it is possible school won't realize this.")
29th Dec '14 3:44:17 AM Himbeergeist
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--> Tattletale: "But professor, I wanted to say, 'cause of the sign..."
--> Schnauz: "It's not ''cause of the sign', but 'because of the sign'!"

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--> Tattletale: '''Tattletale:''' "But professor, I wanted to say, 'cause of the sign..."
--> Schnauz: '''Schnauz:''' "It's not ''cause of the sign', but 'because of the sign'!"sign'!"
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Thanks to blueberry wine. Or not?
--> '''Pfeiffer:''' "Die alkoholische Gärung oder die Gärung des Alkohols erzeugt Alcohol..."


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* NoSell: One does not simply successfully prank Dr. Brett.
25th Jul '14 5:09:42 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AdaptationOverdosed: Three films and since 2004, a musical.



* DawsonCasting:
** Heinz Rühmann was 41 years old when he played a [[UsefulNotes/GermanEducationSystem Gymnasium]] student (who'd be 18 or 19 years old). Of course, the character ''is'' supposed to be older and just playing a younger character.
** Played straight with most actors of actual student characters: Hans Richter was 24, Rudi Schippel 21, Maria Litto 24, Karin Himboldt 23 (playing 17-year-old Eva), and the most {{egregious}} case would be Clemens Hasse who was ''35''.
** Averted with Georg-Michael Wagner, who was 19.



* RealitySubtext: Many scenes were made again and again, until they were perfect. (Another reason this movie is considered so good.) The reason? The actors who played the other students otherwise would've had to join the ''Wehrmacht'', which could have meant their death. That's why the makers tried to extend the production as long as possible. Some actors still had to become soldiers and died in WorldWarTwo.



* TroubledProduction: Made in 1943/44, right during WorldWarTwo. In fact, they tried to spend as much time as possible making the movie, as the alternative would have been unpleasant.
12th Jul '14 12:14:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MoralGuardians: [[ThoseWackyNazis Education minister Rust]] tried to stop the movie, an account of making fun of school and authorities. Heinz Rühmann saved it by showing the movie in a private show to Hermann Göring, who convinced AdolfHitler otherwise, and trumped Rust.

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* MoralGuardians: [[ThoseWackyNazis Education minister Rust]] tried to stop the movie, an account of making fun of school and authorities. Heinz Rühmann saved it by showing the movie in a private show to Hermann Göring, who convinced AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler otherwise, and trumped Rust.
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