1865: Swiss captain Bluntschli fights as mercenary in the war between Bulgaria and Serbia. When his group’s attacked by a few Bulgarian troopers, he learns that he’s got the wrong ammunition for his cannon and has to flee. His flight leads him right into the bedroom of his enemy’s fiancée.
Director: Franz Peter Wirth.
Stars: O. W. Fischer, Liselotte Pulver, Ellen Schwiers, Jan Hendriks, Ljuba Welitsch, Kurt Kasznar, Manfred Inger, Horst Tappert, Hans Clarin. AKA Arms and the Man
1959 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
1959 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.