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The Good Soldier Schweik [DVD] [Czech] [1960]
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Special Features

  • Stills gallery
  • Video scrapbook of press/ad materials
  • Facets cine-notes™ collectible booklet on the historical relevance of Schweik
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Scene selections
  • All-zone NTSC DVD
  • Bonus: Schweik coloring book!


The Good Soldier Schweik
This is a deft satire by Axel von Ambesser that undercuts the adage that a soldier must always obey orders, no matter what. At the heart of the story is Schwejk (Heinz Ruhmann), a canine salesman who is drafted into the army during World War I. The setting is Bohemia when it was under the sway of a combined Austro-Hungarian rule. Once Schwejk has his uniform on he so devotedly follows the very letter of the law, every order that is given him, that he comes off as a total idiot. Nevertheless, he manages quite well with this tactic, whether it is feigned or not. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Senta Berger
    Senta Berger - Gretl
  • Franz Muxeneder
    Franz Muxeneder - Woditschka
  • Image coming soon
    Hugo Gottschlich - Sgt. Flanderka
  • Fritz Muliar
    Fritz Muliar
  • Heinz Rühmann
    Heinz Rühmann - Schweik
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