The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz
|The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz|
|Directed by||George Marshall|
|Produced by||Edward Small|
|Written by||Ken Englund|
|Screenplay by||Albert E. Lewin
|Music by||Jimmie Haskell|
|Edited by||Grant Whytock|
Edward Small Productions
|Distributed by||United Artists|
The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz is a 1968 DeLuxe Color (Deluxe Entertainment Services Group) American comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Elke Sommer, Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer and Leon Askin. An East German athlete defects to the West by pole-vaulting over the Berlin Wall.
A black-market operator, Bill Mason (Bob Crane), hides her in the home of an old Army buddy, Herb Sweeney (Joey Forman), who now works for the CIA. Bill is willing to hand her over for a price, to either side, so a disappointed Paula returns to East Germany with propaganda minister Klaus instead. At this point, Bill comes to his senses, realizes he loves her, then disguises himself as a female athlete to get Paula back.
- Elke Sommer as Paula Schultz
- Bob Crane as Bill Mason
- Werner Klemperer as Klaus
- Joey Forman as Herbert Sweeney
- John Banner as Weber
- Leon Askin as Oscar
- Maureen Arthur as Barbara Sweeney
- Robert Carricart as Rocco
- Theodore Marcuse as Owl (as Theo Marcuse)
- Larry D. Mann as Grossmeyer
- John Myhers as Boss
- Chanin Hale as Hilda
- Barbara Morrison as Klabfus
- Benny Baker as Cab Driver
- Fritz Feld as Kessel
Four of the main actors involved in the film (Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, and Leon Askin) also worked together in the popular late 1960s sitcom Hogan's Heroes. Crane, Banner, and Klemperer appeared in every episode, and Askin had a frequent recurring role.
Bob Crane was given the lead due to his success in Hogan's Heroes.
- Elke Signed for 'Wicked Dreams' Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 Aug 1966: d13.
- MOVIE CALL SHEET: Liz Signed for 'Comedians' Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 04 Oct 1966: c15.
- New Time Angers Hogan's Heroes Star Gowran, Clay. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 12 June 1967: a10.
- Paula Schulz' Wicked Dreams Are a Nightmare at Keith's By William Rice Washington Post Staff Writer. The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973) [Washington, D.C] 15 Feb 1968: E24.
- 'The Wicked Dreams of Paula ...': Lively athleticism By Alan N. Bunce. The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current file) [Boston, Mass] 02 Feb 1968: 4.
- The Screen: A Teutonic Striptease: ' The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz' Opens Elke Sommer a Victim of the Cold War By RENATA ADLER. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 04 Jan 1968: 28.