The Flying Classroom (1973 film)

The Flying Classroom (German: Das fliegende Klassenzimmer) is a 1973 West German comedy film directed by Werner Jacobs and starring Joachim Fuchsberger, Heinz Reincke and Diana Körner.[1] Two classes in a school have a running feud. It is based on The Flying Classroom, a novel by Erich Kästner.[2]

The Flying Classroom
Directed byWerner Jacobs
Produced byFranz Seitz
Written by
Music byRolf A. Wilhelm
CinematographyWolfgang Treu
Edited byAdolf Schlyssleder
  • Franz Seitz Filmproduktion
  • Terra-Filmkunst
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
26 October 1973
Running time
92 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot on location around Bamberg in Bavaria.

Partial cast

  • Joachim Fuchsberger as Dr. Johannes Bökh (nicknamed "Justus" or "the just")
  • Heinz Reincke as Dr. Robert Uthofft (nicknamed "Nichtraucher" or "Non-smoker")
  • Diana Körner as Nurse Beate
  • Bernd Herzsprung as Theodor Laban
  • Otto Bolesch as Professor Kreuzkamm
  • Anita Mally as Inge Kreuzkamm
  • Tilo von Berlepsch as Director Grünkern
  • Gudula Blau as Mrs. von Simmern
  • Wolfgang Schwarz as Mr. von Simmern
  • Otto Kurth as Otto Carstens
  • Robert Jarczyk as Johnny Trotz
  • Thomas Eggert as Sebastian Frank
  • Daniel Mueller as Uli von Simmern



  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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