Der Hauptmann von Koepenick (1931)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Germany   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this drama, set in Germany during the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm, a practical joker cons a town. It is based upon the true tale of a daring shoemaker who dons a captain's uniform and leads a troop of soldiers into a small town of Koepenick. He immediately places the mayor and the treasurer under arrest and absconds with the town coffer. When the townfolk learn that they have been the butt of a joke that criticized their blind acceptance of anyone in uniform they are angry. The cobbler confesses his action and is sent to prison. The Kaiser, a man with a sense of humor, gives him a pardon.



con/scam, Germany, small-town