Bachelor of Hearts
Bachelor of Hearts is a 1958 British comedy film starring Hardy Krüger as a German who studies at Cambridge University. It was made to cash in on Krüger's popularity following the success of the war film, The One That Got Away (1957). It combined elements of A Yank at Oxford with Doctor in the House.
|Bachelor of Hearts|
British quad poster
|Directed by||Wolf Rilla|
|Produced by||Vivian Cox|
|Written by||Leslie Bricusse|
|Music by||Hubert Clifford|
|Edited by||Eric Boyd-Perkins|
|Distributed by||Rank Film Distributors (UK)|
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).
- Hardy Krüger as Wolf Hauser
- Sylvia Syms as Ann Wainwright
- Ronald Lewis as Hugo Foster
- Eric Barker as Aubrey Murdock
- Miles Malleson as Dr. Butson
- Newton Blick as Morgan
- Jeremy Burnham as Adrian Baskerville
- Peter Myers as Jeremy
- Philip Gilbert as Conrad Lewis
- Charles Kay as Tom Clark
- John Richardson as Robin
- Gillian Vaughan as Virginia
- Sandra Francis as Lois
- Barbara Steele as Fiona
- Catherine Feller as Helene
- Monica Stevenson as Vanessa
- Pamela Barreaux as Bijou
- Beatrice Varley as Mrs. Upcott
- Hugh Morton as Lecturer
- Everley Gregg as Lady Don
- Peter Cook as a pedestrian in the street (uncredited; Cook's film debut)
Sky Cinema noted "A pleasant, sunny, incident-filled romantic comedy of university life, if totally without depth."
- "Bachelor of Hearts (1958) - Wolf Rilla - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "A BACHELOR OF HEARTS". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 28 January 1959. p. 48. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
- "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
- "Bachelor of Hearts".