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Without Trumpet or Drum

Without Trumpet or Drum

A Feature film by Helmut Käutner

Produced by C.A.P.A.C.

Release in France : 25/05/1960

    Synopsis

    Summer 1870. Following the French defeat at Sedan. Léon, a soldier in a detachment isolated in the Ardennes forest, is sent in search of water. When he discovers the most peaceful of rivers, he decides to undress and bathe in it. At bend of the river he catches sight of another naked swimmer. It's a Prussian! Both men start bickering a bit: aren't they supposed to be arch enemies? But they soon fraternize. Unfortunately the patrol has not vanished in the haze and they hear it coming. Each man gets hold of his uniform and runs away in two opposite directions. The only trouble is that Fritz the Prussian has donned the French uniform and Leon the Prussian one! ...

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    C.A.P.A.C.

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    Foreign production company :

    UFA

    French distribution :

    UFA Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Paul Claudon

    Adaptation :

    Jean L'Hote, Helmut Käutner

    Author of original work :

    Jean L'Hote

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Letellier

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean-Jacques Rochut, Emmanuel Machuel

    Production managers :

    André Chabrol, Tonio Suné

    Production Designer :

    Serge Pimenoff

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Guyot

    Still Photographers :

    Walter Limot, Karl-Heinz Vogelmann

    Assistant Director :

    Claude Walter

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jean L'Hote, Helmut Käutner

    Foreign Producer :

    Walter Ulbrich

    Sound Recordist :

    Guy Rophé

    Camera Operator :

    André Villard

    Editor :

    Klaus Dudenhöfer

    Music Composer :

    Bernhard Eichhorn

    Artistic Director :

    Jacques Brizzio

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    War

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Production year :

    1960

    French release :

    25/05/1960

    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    22395

    Visa issue date :

    04/04/1960

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

    Director