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The Captain from Köpenick (1931)

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The Captain from Köpenick
Der Hauptmann von Köpenick
Movie Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
(Weimar Republic)
Directed by Richard Oswald
Release Date December 22, 1931
Language German
Studio Roto Film
G.P. Film GmbH
Distributor Süd-Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Wilhelm Voigt
(The "Captain")
Max Adalbert
Dr. Obermüller Max Gülstorff
Mathilde Obermüller Käthe Haack
Friedrich Hoprecht Friedrich Kayssler
Adolph Wormser Hermann Vallentin

The Captain from Köpenick is a 1931 German movie directed by Richard Oswald and is the first film adaptation of the play of the same name with Max Adalbert in the title role. Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt, released from prison, wants to live an honest life, but cannot get a job because he lacks the necessary papers. Since he also has no passport, it is not possible for him to leave Prussia. In desperation, he buys a captain's uniform from a junk dealer, commands off a dozen soldiers, and occupies the Köpenick town hall with them. But it turns out that there is no passport office there at all.

The following weapons were used in the film The Captain from Köpenick:


Unknown Revolvers

German policemen and Kalle (Willi Schur) are seen with unknown revolvers.

"Halt! Hände hoch!"
A police officer climbs up the window.
The same officer struggles with Kalle.


Mauser Gewehr 1871

The Mauser Gewehr 1871 with Seitengewehr 71/84 bayonets are used by German soldiers.

Mauser Infanterie-Gewehr Modell 1871 - 11.15x60mmR Mauser
Infanterie-Seitengewehr 71
The Gefreiter (corporal) (Kurt Lüpke) stops with his troop when encountering the Captain, allowing a close view of the receiver and bolt handle.
The Hauptmann (Max Adalbert) introducing both squads to what they will do next.
After affixing their bayonets, they start to occupy the town hall.
Two soldiers guarding Bürgermeister (mayor) Dr. Obermüller (Max Gülstorff). Note the Seitengewehre on both sides.
A sentry at the main entrance blocks the Police Inspector (Ernst Wurmser) the way.
Mathilde Obermüller (Käthe Haack) gets an unlucky point of view of the SG 71 bayonet, as he tried to take the phone.
Wachtmeister Killian (Hermann Speelmans) reports the arrival of the "prisoners" to a guard at the prison. Behind the guard, there are various Mauser rifles stacked together.

Gewehr 1888

At least, one of the soldiers appears to be armed with a Gewehr 1888.

Gewehr 1888 - 7.92x57mm (8×57mm I Patrone 88)
The foremost soldier shoulders his rifle. Note the thicker muzzle.
Another view of the rifle.

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