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Flying Classroom (1954)

Das fliegende Klassenzimmer (original title)
All is not really well between the boys of Gymnasium and the boys of the six-form High School: sparks fly when they get within 100m of each other! The continuous feud between the pupils is ... See full summary »

Director:

Kurt Hoffmann

Writers:

Erich Kästner (novel), Erich Kästner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dahlke ... Justus
Heliane Bei Heliane Bei ... Schwester Beate
Paul Klinger ... Der Nichtraucher
Erich Ponto ... Der Sanitätsrat
Bruno Hübner Bruno Hübner ... Prof. Kreuzkamm
Herbert Kroll Herbert Kroll ... Direktor Grünkern
Rudolf Vogel Rudolf Vogel ... Friseur Krüger
Willy Reichert Willy Reichert ... Martins Vater
Ruth Hausmeister Ruth Hausmeister ... Martins Mutter
Arno Ebert Arno Ebert ... Johnnys Vater
Peter Vogel Peter Vogel ... Der schöne Theodor
Peter Tost Peter Tost ... Martin
Peter Kraus ... Johnny
Bert Brandt Bert Brandt ... Matz (as Bert Brandt jr.)
Knut Mahlke Knut Mahlke ... Uli
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Storyline

All is not really well between the boys of Gymnasium and the boys of the six-form High School: sparks fly when they get within 100m of each other! The continuous feud between the pupils is only one of the pleasant alternations, which life brings into the everyday school life. In addition, there are the rehearsals for the school theatre; and there are the secrets around a teacher called 'Justus' and a man called 'Nichtraucher' or the "non-smoker" since he lives in an abandoned non-smoking railway carriage. Moreover, in between all the exciting surprises, a few serious things remain to be done... Written by ealefebre@iname.com

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 September 1954 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Flying Classroom See more »

Filming Locations:

Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria See more »

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Carlton-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Ferdinand plays a prolonged solo before the start of the play (near the end of the movie), Matz hits him with half a roll on the head. Surprised, Ferdinand takes his hands off the piano, but the music continues for several seconds. See more »

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Referenced in Annaluise & Anton (1999) See more »

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Heartwarming film-version of children's classic about loyalty to friends
31 May 2005 | by mdm-11See all my reviews

This is yet another film-version of an Erich Kaestner Classic. Kaestner is one of the most popular German children's book authors of the 20th century. Among many other works, he penned "Emil and the Detektives" and "The Parent Trap". The author always includes the theme of honor, friendship and loyalty in his stories.

The setting here is an "Internat", a boarding school with strict rules and deep tradition. The upper class men are known to play pranks on the new students, and none of the teachers dare to interfere in student affairs. A side plot tells of an incident decades ago, involving a teacher who ended up living as a hermit, disillusioned with the world.

The way teachers deeply cared about their students, and the respect given to them in return reminds of the "good old days", when the profession had fewer material rewards, yet was much more fulfilling.

Look for a cameo appearance by the author in the closing scene, as he autographs his book for a young fan, played by Peter Kraus, who later emerged as a Teen Idol Rock & Roll Singer, becoming the German "Elvis". This is a very enjoyable movie. Those who are familiar with the times and the author will be very pleased.


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