The Captain from Köpenick (1956 film)

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The Captain from Köpenick
Der Hauptmann von Köpenick
The Captain From Koepenick - half sheet.jpg
Theatrical release poster by Tom Jung
Directed by Helmut Käutner
Produced by Gyula Trebitsch (producer)
Written by Helmut Käutner
Carl Zuckmayer (play)
Carl Zuckmayer (screenplay)
Starring Heinz Rühmann
Hannelore Schroth
Martin Held
Erich Schellow
Music by Bernhard Eichhorn
Cinematography Albert Benitz
Edited by Klaus Dudenhöfer
Distributed by Real-Film
Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release date
  • August 16, 1956 (1956-08-16)
Ufa-Palast Cologne
Running time
93 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

The Captain from Köpenick (German: Der Hauptmann von Köpenick) is a 1956 West German film directed by Helmut Käutner and based upon the play The Captain of Köpenick by Carl Zuckmayer. The play was based on the true story of Wilhelm Voigt, a German impostor who masqueraded as a Prussian military officer in 1906 and became famous as the Captain of Köpenick. It was nominated for the 29th Academy Awards in the category Best Foreign Language Film.



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  1. ^ "The 29th Academy Awards (1957) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-24. 

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