When Ludwig Goes on Manoeuvres

When Ludwig Goes on Manoeuvres (German: Wenn Ludwig ins Manöver zieht) is a 1967 West German historical comedy film directed by Werner Jacobs, starring Hansi Kraus as Ludwig Thoma, Heidelinde Weis and Rudolf Rhomberg.[1] The script was provided by producer Franz Seitz who chose his pen name "Georg Laforet" for the credits. Besides many well-known actors of the day, the film also features Zlatko Čajkovski, 1967's trainer of FC Bayern Munich, his goal-getter Gerd Müller and his goalkeeper Sepp Maier.

When Ludwig Goes on Manoeuvres
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Directed byWerner Jacobs
Produced byFranz Seitz
Screenplay byGeorg Laforet Screenplay
Ludwig Thoma Source material
StarringHansi Kraus
Heidelinde Weis
Rudolf Rhomberg
Elisabeth Flickenschildt
Music byRolf Alexander Wilhelm
CinematographyWolf Wirth
Edited byJane Sperr
Franz Seitz Filmproduktion
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
19 December 1967
Running time
91 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Wolf Englert and Bruno Monden. It was shot in Eastmancolor.


The Prussian Army comes to Bavaria for a military exercise. They show off and try to demonstrate superiority. Yet they don't stand a chance because they are not prepared to tackle Ludwig's nifty pranks.



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