Der Spielverderber - Das kurze, verstörte Leben des Kaspar Hauser (1965)

In 1828 a man called Kaspar Hauser appears in Nuremberg, barely able to speak and walk. He is admitted to the house of a professor, who among other things explores Kaspar's unusual characteristics and deals with his education.


Edward Rothe


Heinz Coubier


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Brogle ... Kaspar Hauser
Horst Tappert ... Professor
Gert Westphal Gert Westphal ... Justizrat
Edith Schultze-Westrum ... Mutter
Renate Heilmeyer Renate Heilmeyer ... Hausmädchen
Erwin Linder Erwin Linder ... Stadtrat
Herta Worell Herta Worell ... Stadträtin
Ilse Ritter Ilse Ritter ... Tochter
Marlene Riphahn Marlene Riphahn ... Geheimrätin
Peter Capell ... Gelehrter #1
Herbert Kroll Herbert Kroll ... Gelehrter #2
Horst Janson ... Junger Herr
Peter Lühr Peter Lühr ... Lord
Viktor Stefan Görtz Viktor Stefan Görtz ... Kammerdiener
Victor Curland Victor Curland ... Chef


Later, Kaspar Hauser lives with the Judicial Council, his guardian, and his mother. Kaspar's innocence and otherness make for an unkind attitude of community towards him. The first assassination attempt on him only seems to aggravate the situation, as people see Kaspar's "unnecessary" importance increase. In Count Stanhope, who becomes Kaspar's foster-father, the foundling first seems to have found his savior. But he leaves, and Kaspar continues to live with the judicial council. A second assassination will kill him. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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24 August 1965 (West Germany) See more »

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