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LEINEN AUS IRLAND (Linen from Ireland) (1939) * with switchable English subtitles *

Otto Treßler, Irene von Meyendorff and Friedl Haerlin, Heinz Helbig
$13.99

Industrieroman mit antisemitischer Tendenz: Die Prager Textilfirma Libussa A.-G. baut ihre Vormachtstellung aus, indem sie sämtliche heimische Leinenerzeugungsfirmen aufkauft. Dr. Kuhn, der jüdische Generalsekretär des Konzerns, dem es nur um Erweiterung seiner Macht geht, bringt Lilly, die Tochter des Präsidenten der Firma, mit Franz zusammen, einem Sekretär im Handelsministerium, den er dazu veranlassen will, die Zustimmung zu einem Antrag der Firma zu geben, künftig Leinen zollfrei aus Irland einführen zu dürfen.

A film about commercial interests with an anti-Semitic theme throughout. The Prague textile firm Libussa A.G. is building up its base of hegemony, in that it is secretly buying up all the local linen producing firms, which compete with it. Dr. Kuhn, the Jewish general secretary of the firm, mainly concerned with the expansion of his own power, brings Lilly, the daughter of the firm's president, together with Franz, a secretary in the Department of Commerce, who, in exchange, has promised to allow the firm to import linen duty free from Ireland. Naturally, this will lead to the collapse of the local linen makers ... the firm's competition.

 

THERE IS A NEWSREEL PREVIEW BEFORE THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROX. 108 MINS. COMBINED TOTAL.  REASONABLY SHARP QUALITY OVERALL.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW.  IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):

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