Young German exchange student Wolf Hauser (Hardy Kruger) comes to university at Cambridge to study maths and has trouble dealing with amusing stereotypes of the English and university life.
Wolf’s introduction to British student life is quite the crash course. He soon finds himself embroiled with fellow student Hugo (Ronald Lewis) and his antics as the new head of the exclusive society, the Dodo Club.
Through a series of tasks, the club wind up in many tricky situations, and Hugo, in particular, finds himself reliant on Wolf’s help on more than one occasion.
Meanwhile, the eager student of British culture tries his hand at every sport and hobby going – with mixed results.
Sylvia Syms is positively radiant as Ann Wainwright – the proverbial English Rose. Peter Cook appears for literally only a second or two in the film as an extra. He was an undergraduate at the time. There is also an uncredited appearance by Steven Berkoff.
Glorious views of Cambridge and one or two well-orchestrated set-pieces (the raid on all-female college Girton is notable) make this effortless viewing.