Bachelor of Hearts

Bachelor of Hearts is a 1958 British comedy film starring Hardy Krüger as a German who studies at Cambridge University.[1] It was made to cash in on Krüger's popularity following the success of the war film, The One That Got Away (1957).[2] It combined elements of A Yank at Oxford with Doctor in the House.[3]

Bachelor of Hearts
British quad poster
Directed byWolf Rilla
Produced byVivian Cox
Written byLeslie Bricusse
Frederic Raphael
StarringHardy Krüger
Sylvia Syms
Ronald Lewis
Music byHubert Clifford
CinematographyGeoffrey Unsworth
Edited byEric Boyd-Perkins
Distributed byRank Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • 16 December 1958 (1958-12-16) (London, UK)
Running time
94 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom


Young German maths scholar Wolf Hauser (Hardy Krüger) arrives for a year at Cambridge on a Student exchange programme. Settling into his rooms at University College, Wolf has more than his share of trouble negotiating English customs and manners, before he finds a guide and girlfriend in the shape of beautiful blonde Ann (Sylvia Syms).


Critical reception

Sky Cinema noted "A pleasant, sunny, incident-filled romantic comedy of university life, if totally without depth."[4]


  1. "Bachelor of Hearts (1958) - Wolf Rilla - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  2. "A BACHELOR OF HEARTS". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 28 January 1959. p. 48. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  3. "The most explosive object to hit Britain since the V2!": The British Films of Hardy Kruger and Anglo-German Relations during the 1950s Williams, Melanie. Cinema Journal46.1 (Fall 2006): 85-107
  4. "Bachelor of Hearts".

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