March 2018

  

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The Fall of 1917.  The Russian Revolution shakes the foundations of all societies in the world.  The machinist Henne Lobke and the furnace operator Jens Kasten end up becoming sympathetic fraternizers with the Bolshevik troops on the Eastern Front.  They take part in the disarming of their officers, who intend to sink a Russian freighter.  Returning to Germany, they intend to export the Bolshevik revolution to home soils.  The workers at the Kiel docks and the sailors on the warships call for a mass strike against the War.  The admiralty, though, has other plans:  it wants to send the ships out on a massive attack against the British, something which will surely lead to a mass extermination of the rebellious sailors.  The sailors catch on to the plan however, and plan to defend themselves against the ordered suicide.

 

Historischer Hintergrund des Films ist der Kieler Matrosenaufstand. Während der Oktoberrevolution 1917 in Russland haben sich deutsche und russische Soldaten verbrüdert. Der Maschinist Henne Lobke und der Heizer Jens Kasten verhindern durch die Entwaffnung ihrer Offiziere, dass ein russischer Frachter versenkt wird. Inzwischen wächst auch in Deutschland die revolutionäre Stimmung. Als die Admiralität die Aktion "Nibelungen" gegen England befiehlt, um damit die deutsche Flotte der Vernichtung preiszugeben und die revolutionäre Stimmung zu unterdrücken, verweigern sich Matrosen und Soldaten unterschiedlicher politischer Gruppierungen.   

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FERIEN VOM ICH  (1952)  *NEW *

While on a business trip to Europe, American millionaire George B. Stefenson suffers a heart attack due to all the stress. Dr. Hartung warns him, that he better take three months off to rest or he won't have to worry about anymore business trips in the future. Thus, the title of the film, "A Vacation from Myself". After some grumbling, Stefenson gives in and also approves the financing of a project which, up to now, has only been an idea in the doctor's head. To ensure the patient is left undisturbed, he's given a new name and set of clothes, so no one will be able to recognize who he really is. So disguised, Stefenson acquires Castle Dornberg, along with Eva von Dornberg, who runs the place, while Dr. Hatrung takes over the medical duties at the castle. What this all has to do with Stefenson resting is beyond me, as he takes an active part in running the place, too, and soon falls in love with Eva von Dornberg. Of course, with the exception of the doctor, no one, including Eva, knows who this new guy named "Walter" really is. Shortly before the happy ending, however, some mean plot leads to Stefanson thinking that Eva knows what's really going on. Disappointed that Eva probably would want nothing to do with him --- but everything to do with his money --- he decides to head back home. Fortunately, the cruel trick is revealed and Stefanson runs back to Eva to continue lying about whom he is.

 

Der amerikanische Milliardär George B. Stefenson bereist geschäftlich Europa, wobei er aufgrund seiner hohen beruflichen Belastung einen Herzanfall erleidet. Der herbeigerufene Arzt Dr. Hartung rät ihm dringend, ein Vierteljahr auszuspannen, also „Ferien vom Ich“ zu nehmen. Stefenson stimmt nach einigem Zögern zu und sagt auch die Finanzierung des Projektes zu, da eine solche Institution, die dieses bietet, bisher nur im Kopf des Arztes als Traum existiert. Im Rahmen der „Ferien vom Ich“ erhalten alle Teilnehmer einen neuen Vornamen und Arbeitskleidung, um keinem der anderen Mitbewohner ihre wahre Existenz preisgeben zu müssen. Aus diesem Grund erwirbt Stefenson das heruntergewirtschaftete Gut Schloss Dornberg von der jungen Eva von Dornberg, die weiterhin als wirtschaftliche Leiterin fungiert, während Dr. Hartung die ärztliche Leitung übernimmt. Stefenson selbst nimmt als Walter am Landleben teil und verliebt sich im Laufe der Zeit in Eva von Dornberg, die wie alle anderen Bewohner (mit Ausnahme des Arztes und des Kastellans) keine Ahnung hat, wer sich tatsächlich hinter Walter verbirgt. Kurz vor dem Happy End wird Stefenson durch eine gemeine Intrige zugetragen, dass Eva sehr wohl wisse, wer er in Wirklichkeit sei. Enttäuscht will er daraufhin Hals über Kopf abreisen. Durch einen glücklichen Zufall wird die Intrige jedoch aufgedeckt und Stefenson kehrt zu Eva zurück.

 

 

IDOL ON PARADE  (1959)  *NEW *

Inspired by Elvis Presley's army induction, "Idol on Parade" is the story of rock and roll star "Jeep Jackson" who, while riding high on the crest of fame, suddenly finds himself drafted into the British Army. Jeep's unconventional ways create havoc within the ranks and don't win him any points with his disapproving commanding officer, but they do draw the attentions of his daughter. Jeep Jackson's manager doesn't want his client's fame to fade, (or his 10% cut!), so Jeep is smuggled out of the barracks at different times to perform and record new songs. At one midnight performance, a group of teddy boys start a fight and the entire theater erupts into a rumble. Jeep takes his Hofner 6-string and bashes a teddy boy in the head. Jeep makes an even bigger mistake by falling for his commanding officer's daughter!

 

 

 

FREDDY, DIE GITARRE UND DAS MEER  (1959)  *NEW *

Sea-bum Freddy "entertains" guests with his guitar at the inn, "At Uncle Max' Place". Unfortunately, he's not as talented as movie producers would like you to believe he is, since his screeching only brings in enough for a few miserable beers. Perky Susi, a waitress at Uncle Max', is in love with the honest --- but broke --- bloke with the annoyingly strong singing voice. Even the journalist Katya, who hears the singing sailor while on a stroll down St. Pauli's with her fiancee, gets the hots for him (Uhh, hello? Fiancee at 9 o'clock!). What the two clueless dames don't know is that Freddy's wanted by the cops and he's got a hankering to wander that no skirt's gonna tame.

 

Seemann Freddy unterhält "Bei Onkel Max" die Gäste mit Liedern zur Gitarre. Das bringt ihm nicht nur ein paar Trinkgelder ein. Die Kellnerin Susi verliebt sich in den ehrlichen Kerl mit der kräftigen Stimme. Auch die Journalistin Katja, die gerade mit ihrem Verlobten einen Bummel durch St. Pauli macht, wird auf den singenden Seemann aufmerksam. Sie wissen nicht, daß Freddy von der Polizei gesucht wird und ihn die Sehnsucht nach der Ferne nicht losläßt.

 

 

 

ANOTHER WAY  (1982)  * with switchable English subtitles *  *NEW*

Christmas 1958, Hungary. The body of Éva Szalánczky, an apparent murder victim, is recovered from a forest. In the hospital, Livia Horváth, is recuperating with a bandaged neck. She's told, she'll be unable to live her life as before; the reason is not made explicit. Lesbian Éva, already known to the authorities due to her private life, begins a new job as a journalist at The Truth, a weekly periodical, and meets the married Livia when the two women end up sharing an office. The attraction is immediate, but Livia is initially resistant. Late at night, while kissing in the dark on a park bench, the women are discovered by a policeman, who warns Livia that her husband and employer will be informed if she is found in the same uncompromising position again. Éva is arrested, but soon released. At a collective farm, Éva finds the authorities have blocked an attempt at a more democratic way of organizing their cooperative venture. Her understanding editor, a supporter of the short-lived government of the recently executed Imre Nagy, refuses to publish the article, and she resigns before she is sacked. Éva and Livia have a brief affair.

 

Based on a semi-autobiographical work, which was well-known for its lesbian cult following in the former communist states of Eastern Europe (especially Hungary and Poland).

 

 

THE SHEEP HAS FIVE LEGS  (1954)  * with switchable English subtitles *  *NEW*

40 years earlier, the village of Trezignan welcomed quintuplets born to a couple in the village. Now, a big party is being put together in honor of the five children (now grown up) in the hopes of reviving tourism. Their godfather is the one who tracked down each one of them and reunited them for the special event ... much to the dismay of their (very exhausted) father!

 

Il y a 40 ans, le village de Trézignan a accueilli parmi ses habitants des quintuplés nés de l'union d'un couple de la bourgade. Aujourd'hui, une grande fête est organisée en l'honneur des cinq enfants, devenus adultes, afin de relancer le tourisme. C'est leur parrain qui est chargé de tous les retrouver et réunir pour l'occasion, au grand désarroi de leur père...

 

 

 

THE GREAT TRANSPORT  (Veliki Transport)  (1983)  * with switchable English subs *  *NEW *

Dramatization of the famous and oft-portrayed partisan effort to re-supply and rescue their colleagues trapped in the mountains of Bosnia by the Germans and their Ustashi allies; perhaps, the most important partisan operation in the former Yugoslavia in WWII.

 

 

 

HEIMWEH NACH ST. PAULI  (1963) * with switchable English subtitles *  *NEW *

For seven years, Hein Steinemann from Hamburg has lived in New York City. In America, he's known as "Jimmy Jones - The Lonesome Star" and is celebrated for his musical talent. But "Jimmy" misses his homeland. When his colleague Evelyne lands a job in Hamburg, Hein hops on the ship after her, even though he's supposed to perform in Las Vegas the next morning. But there's more than longing for Germany that's pulling Hein home. Once upon a time, he stole 1,000 Mark from his mother to bet on the ponies and lost it all. Rather than face the music, he ran off to America and found his fame and fortune there. Now, he finally wants to go back home and make peace with mama. His managers are less than thrilled with the idea and fly to Hamburg to drag him back to America. When he gets to Hamburg, however, Hein is successful in walking right past his managers on the dock and heads for home. There, he runs into his father, who tells Hein that, as far as mom's concerned, Hein is dead. But when Hein shows up at her flower stand on the pier the next day, the woman can't resist dissolving into tears. Unbeknownst to mom -- but quite well known by dad --- Jimmy's a millionaire. Hein also keeps that secret from Rosi, a girl he got to know on the piers, who has no time for superstars, because they're all rich, spoiled, and treat girls like yesterday's plaything. Hein, for his part, is in no hurry to let Rosi or mom know the real story of his new life ... he's waiting for the right time to tell them and he's made his father swear to keep the secret to himself. 

 

Sieben Jahre lang lebt der Hamburger Hein Steinemann nun schon in New York City. In Amerika ist er unter dem Namen „Jimmy Jones“ als „lonesome star“ ein gefeierter Musiker geworden, doch sehnt er sich nach der Heimat. Als seine Kollegin Evelyne ein Engagement in Hamburg erhält, folgt Hein ihr, obwohl er eigentlich ein Engagement in Las Vegas annehmen sollte. Auch persönliche Gründe hinderten ihn lange Zeit, nach Hause zurückzukehren. Damals hatte er beim Pferderennen 1000 Mark seiner Mutter verspielt und war anschließend als Seemann nach Amerika geflohen. Nun will er endlich reinen Tisch machen. Seine Manager sind wenig begeistert und fliegen nach Hamburg, um Hein zurück nach Amerika zu holen. In Hamburg gelingt es ihm, unerkannt von Bord zu gehen. Zu Hause trifft er zunächst auf seinen Vater, der ihm offenbart, dass Hein für die Mutter gestorben sei. So erscheint Hein am nächsten Tag in abgetragener Kleidung und die Mutter nimmt ihn mit offenen Armen auf. Damit sich ihr Sohn ein wenig Geld verdient, stellt sie ihn am familieneigenen Blumenstand an. Nur der Vater weiß, dass Hein in Wirklichkeit als Jimmy Jones Karriere gemacht hat und eigentlich Millionär ist. Auch der jungen Rosie, die Hein am Hafen kennengelernt hat und die wie er auf dem Markt Blumen verkauft, verschweigt Hein seine wahre Identität. Er wartet jedoch auf den richtigen Moment, um es seiner Mutter zu sagen.

 

 

LES DRAGUEURS (The Chasers)  (1959) * with switchable English subtitles *  *NEW *

One Saturday night, two young men meet by chance on the banks of the River Seine. Both have the same objective in mind: chasing skirt. Freddy, a decorator, claims to be experienced with women and knows how to seduce them. Joseph, a bank employee, dreams of getting married and starting a family. They decide to hunt as a pair and go off to find the women of their dreams (or, at least, the woman for tonight). At the Invalides, they meet flirty Denise, who's clearly looking for a one-night stand. In St. Germain-des-pres, they get lucky with Dadou and Sylviane, but they quickly lose interest, when they realize the girls only want someone to buy them alcohol. Will the two men ever get what they're after?

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THE DEVIL’S AGENT  (1962)  * NEW *

Mild-mannered Viennese wine merchant George Droste, who was an intelligence expert during the Second World War, unexpectedly encounters old friend Baron von Staub and spends a weekend with him on his estate in the Soviet Zone. The two revive a friendship interrupted by the War. However, when von Straub's sister asks Droste to transport a small package to a friend in West Germany, the bewildered Droste is set up for a series of complicated spy games, at first becoming an unwilling dupe for the Russians, and then retaliating by offering his services to a US intelligence agency.

 

 

 

IN FLAGRANTI  (1944)  * with switchable English subtitles *  * NEW *

A rookie detective’s first case is to observe an engineer, but she behaves so clumsily in her job, that she’s mistaken for a thief and con artist.

 

Eine frischgebackene Detektivin hat in ihrem ersten Fall einen Ingenieur zu beobachten und benimmt sich dabei so ungeschickt, dass sie für eine Diebin und Hochstaplerin gehalten wird. 

 

 

 

TROTZ ALLEDEM  (1972)  * with hard-encoded English subtitles *  * NEW *

On 23 October 1918, Karl Liebknecht is released after having spent a number of years in jail. The First World War is fast approaching its end and Liebknecht knows full well that the German people are on the verge of revolution. Friedrich Ebert suspects this, too, and urges the Kaiser to abdicate to placate the masses. At first, Wilhelm declines. Liebknecht hears about the sailor's revolt in Kiel and calls for a nationwide uprising; the workers of Berlin, however, don't think they're ready for revolution. Liebknecht's sparring with Ebert and Scheidemann is making the masses even more wary, and so is hesitant to call the lower classes to arms. The Schreiner family is divided as well: the father sides with the imperial troops, while Milda, Kathe and Kulle are on Liebknecht's side. When the uprising of Kiel's sailors spills over into the rest of Germany, Liebknecht appoints himself its head and proclaims the "Free Socialist Republic of Germany" n 09 November 1918. The mutineers and their supporters occupy the Berliner Schloss and the emperor flees to Holland. The victory of the revolutionaries doesn't last long, however. With Ebert's knowledge and approval, preparations are made to attack the rebels. On 24 December, as most of the militant workers are home for the holidays with their families, the Berliner Schloss is taken by imperial troops. Voices openly call for Liebknecht's murder and the leftist provocateur hides. Communists are hunted down shot openly in the streets. In the middle of January 1919, Die Rote Fahne the Spartacists' newspaper, proclaims the murder of Liebknecht and Rose Luxemburg. A mourners' parade assembles in Berlin and pays tribute to the duo, despite threats of violence from the military. Twenty-six years later, the mourners left alive after the next world war will get to ponder whether Soviet occupation and forced implementation of Communism were worth their sacrifices.

 

Nach mehreren Jahren kommt Karl Liebknecht am 23. Oktober 1918 aus dem Gefängnis frei. Der Erste Weltkrieg ist fast am Ende und Liebknecht weiß, dass es im Arbeitervolk gärt. Auch Friedrich Ebert ahnt, dass eine Revolution kommen wird und will die Abdankung des Kaisers durchsetzen, um die Massen zu beruhigen. Der jedoch weigert sich zunächst. Liebknecht weiß vom Kieler Matrosenaufstand und drängt darauf, die Revolution reichsweit auszurufen, doch sind die Arbeiter in Berlin der Meinung, noch nicht für die Revolution bereit zu sein. Auch Liebknechts Redegefechte mit Ebert und Scheidemann lassen die Massen schwanken, so weigert sich Liebknecht mit den Kriegsbefürwortern nun an einer Seite zu stehen. Auch die Familie Schreiner ist gespalten: Stellt sich Vater Schreiner auf die Seite der kaiserlichen Truppen, kämpfen Milda, Käthe und Kulle Schreiner an der Seite Liebknechts. Als der Aufstand der Kieler Matrosen auf das Reich übergreift, stellt sich Liebknecht an ihre Spitze und ruft am 9. November 1918 in Berlin die „Freie Sozialistische Republik Deutschland“ aus. Die Aufständischen besetzen das Berliner Schloss, der Kaiser flieht. Der Sieg der Revolution währt jedoch nicht lange. Mit Eberts Wissen werden Vorbereitungen für einen Angriff auf die Aufständischen vorbereitet. Am 24. Dezember, als zahlreiche Arbeiter bei ihren Familien sind, wird das Berliner Schloss vom kaiserlichen Militär eingenommen. Öffentlich wird zum Mord Liebknechts aufgerufen, der sich im Untergrund versteckt. Es kommt zur Jagd auf Kommunisten und zu öffentlichen Erschießungen. Mitte Januar 1919 verkündet die Zeitung der Spartakisten, Die Rote Fahne, die Ermordung von Liebknecht und Rosa Luxemburg. In Berlin versammelt sich ein Trauerzug, der beiden Ermordeten trotz Bedrohung durch das Militär die letzte Ehre erweist.

 

 

 

FUNF PATRONENHULSEN  (1960)  * with hard-encoded English subtitles *  * NEW *

1936: During the Spanish Civil War, five Communists are selected to act as a rearguard for their comrades who are pulling back from a hopeless position during a fascist attack. They're supposed to rendezvous with a radio operator, but when they arrive at the meeting point, nobody's around. In the search for the missing radioman, Commissar Wittig is shot. Before dying, he hands over an important message for the remaining men to transport across enemy lines. The message is torn into five pieces and each piece hidden in an empty cartridge. Now an odysees across the barren mountain range begins, with the constant fear of dehydration and death by enemy fire constantly threatening the men.

 

Während des Spanienkrieges wird der deutsche Kommissar Witting schwer verwundet. Er übergibt seinen fünf Interbrigadisten eine Meldung für den Stab, in Einzelstücken aufgeteilt und in fünf Patronenhülsen gesteckt. Zusammenhalten und durchkommen, heißt die Devise. Jedoch sind die Faschisten ihnen Dicht auf den Fersen durch das karge Berggebiet und der täglich wachsende Durst droht ihnen den Verstand zu rauben.

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O CANGACEIRO  (1953)  * with improved switchable English, French and German subtitles and improved video *  

Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher whom his gang has kidnapped. 

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KOLBERG  (1945)  * with hard-encoded English subtitles   (IMPROVED) *

Germany's answer to the American spectacular, Gone with the Wind, this film took over two years to make.  No expense was spared in the attempt to make this movie as much an historical blockbuster as its American counterpart:  thousands of troops, tons of explosives, and whole artillery units were filmed as extras in this drama, in which even 100 railway wagons of salt were imported to be used as snowflakes during the winter scenes.  The film tells the story of a Pomeranian town subjected to the brutal attack of Napoleon's troops in his bid to conquer all of Prussia.  (The movie was filmed on location in Kolberg).

 

Dieser NS-Durchhaltefilm spielt 1806, in dem Jahr, in dem Napoleon bei seinen Feldzügen in Europa Triumphe feiert. In Deutschland fallen nach der Niederlage von Jena und Auerstädt die meisten Festungen, andere öffnen freiwillig den französischen Truppen die Tore. Die Stadt Kolberg unter dem Triumvirat Gneisenau, Schill und Bürgermeister Nettelbeck wagt den Widerstand. Die Zusammenarbeit der drei Männer bringt Hoffnung. Sie schaffen eine funktionierende Bürgerwehr und mit Kanonen ausgerüstete Erdbefestigungen.  Als die französischen Truppen auf die Stadt zumarschieren, kann Gneisenau sie vor der Stadt aufhalten. Doch es ist ein sinnloses Durchhalten von Bürgern gegen die Übermacht der Truppen Napoleons. Erst die Schlacht bei Friedland bringt die Wende. Der Friede von Tilsit erzwingt den Waffenstillstand. Schill verlässt die Stadt, und nur sechs Jahre später wird Gneisenau zum entscheidenden Gegenspieler Napoleons.

 

 

TUNTEMATON SOTILAS  (1955)  * with switchable English subtitles *

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The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas) is a Finnish film directed by Edvin Laine which premiered in December 1955.  It is based on The Unknown Soldier, a novel by Väinö Linna.  The story is about the Continuation War between Finland and the Soviet Union as told from the viewpoint of ordinary Finnish soldiers.  The film was and remains the most successful movie ever in Finland; about 2.8 million people, or more than half the Finnish population, saw it in theaters.  Its portrayal of Linna's characters is widely accepted as canonical.  In 1985 Rauni Mollberg directed a new version of the film.

 

 

KADETTEN  (1939)  * with hard-encoded English subtitles  (IMPROVED)*

Karl Ritter's racist propaganda film had already been finished in 1939; but then the Hitler-Stalin Pact came into being and the film was shelved until the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The year is 1760: it is the time of the Seven Years' War and the advancing Russian army has taken captive 100 underage Prussian cadets. The kids are mishandled by the raping and pillaging Russians, but with the help of a Rittmeister now in the service of the Tsar, they succeed in getting away. They hole up in a deserted fort and eventually sally forward to take back their military academy from the bloodthirsty, pillaging Cossacks.

 

Karl Ritters rassistischer Propagandafilm wurde bereits 1939 fertiggestellt, kam jedoch wegen des Hitler-Stalin-Pakts erst nach dem deutschen Überfall auf die Sowjetunion in die Kinos: Im Jahr 1760 – es ist die Zeit des siebenjährigen Krieges – nimmt die russische Armee 100 minderjährige Kadetten aus Preußen gefangen. Die Jugendlichen werden von den Kosaken misshandelt, doch mit Hilfe des ursprünglich übergelaufenen Rittmeisters von Tzülow gelingt ihnen die Flucht. Sie verschanzen sich in einem verlassenen Fort.

 

 

DER ALTE UND DER JUNGE KONIG  (1935)  * with switchable English subtitles *

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The conflict between the young Crown Prince Friedrich (the future Friedrich the Great) and his strict father, Friedrich Wilhelm I is at the center of this historical drama.  The “Soldier King” wants to turn his musical son into a model of discipline, who, in turn, rebels against his father’s severe behavior.  When his attempt to secretly flee to England fails, the crown prince has to watch, how his best friend is executed on orders from his father.  The two remain distant from one another and it’s only when Friedrich Wilhelm is dying that a reconciliation is affected.

 

Im Mittelpunkt des Historiendramas steht der Konflikt zwischen dem jungen Kronprinz Friedrich – dem späteren Friedrich II. (der Große) – und seinem strengen Vater, Friedrich Wilhelm I. Der "Soldatenkönig" will den musischen Sohn disziplinieren, der sich gegen das Regiment des Vaters auflehnt. Als seine heimliche Flucht nach England misslingt, muss der Kronprinz mit ansehen, wie sein bester Freund auf Befehl des Königs hingerichtet wird. Vom Hof ausgeschlossen, kehrt er einige Jahre später zurück und fügt sich im Folgenden dem Willen seines Vaters. Das Verhältnis bleibt jedoch distanziert, und erst am Sterbebett Friedrich Wilhelms kommt es zur Versöhnung.

 

 

 

DER STROM  (1942)

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The water level is rising; the dam is no longer able to hold back the mass of water ... it breaks!  Panic breaks out and everyone tries to save at least something of their possessions from the flood.  Anyone who can, drags himself up to the farm of the old dike captain, Doorn.  His sons Peter and Heinrich help wherever they can.  They rescue the local teacher and his pretty daughter Renate from certain death.  Both men love Renate … couldn’t care less, whether they saved the teacher or not, but figured the daughter would be annoyed, if they didn’t try.  In their competition for the love of Renate, both brothers become enemies.

 

Der Pegel des Stroms steigt, der Damm kann die Wassermassen nicht mehr halten – er bricht. Panik bricht aus, jeder versucht, wenigstens einen Teil seiner Habe vor den Fluten zu retten. Wer es schafft, rettet sich hinauf auf den Hof des alten Deichhauptmanns Doorn. Dessen Söhne Peter und Heinrich helfen, wo sie nur können. So retten sie den örtlichen Lehrer und dessen hübsche Tochter Renate vor dem sicheren Tod. Beide Männer lieben Renate, doch nicht nur durch diese Konkurrenz werden die Brüder zu Feinden.

 

 

 

OBERST STROGOFF  (1961)  * with switchable English subtitles *

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The story takes place in the year 1873, when Russia was campaigning against the the Turkmen Khan of Khiva. Tsar Alexander II has given his wife's nephew, Prince Sergei von Bachenberg, command of a Guard unit. In his youthful eagerness, the prince believes he will be victorious in battle; but the Tsarina is worried that his arrogance and pride will cause a disaster. In desperation, she turns to Mikhail Strogoff, a national hero, whom she knows is loyal to her. Upon her request, Colonel Strogoff sets off to catch up with the prince's division on the way to Khiva. Khiva's spies, however, have gotten wind of this news and will do everything possible to prevent the colonel from reaching his goal. At his first stop, the colonel meets seductive singer Tatiana Volskaya.She is a fervent Turkmen patriot and will do everything to prevent Strogoff from journeying on. She cannot, however, resist the colonel's charm and it's not long before he reaches the prince's camp. Von Bachenberg is not at all pleased to learn of Strogoff's mission, convinced the well-known hero will end up being credited for whatever glory the young prince achieves.

 

Die Handlung setzt im Jahr 1873 ein, als Russland einen Feldzug gegen den turkmenischen Khan von Khiva begonnen hat. Zar Alexander II. hat dem Neffen seiner Frau, dem jungen Fürsten Serge von Bachenberg, das Kommando über die Avantgarde übertragen. In seinem jugendlichen Eifer glaubt der Fürst, sich in einer Schlacht auszeichnen zu können. Die Zarin aber zeigt sich besorgt um den jungen Mann, denn sie liebt ihn wie einen Sohn. In ihrer Verzweiflung wendet sie sich an den Nationalhelden Michael Strogoff, von dem sie weiß, dass er ihr treu ergeben ist. Oberst Strogoff macht sich sofort auf zum Lager der Vorhut. Die Spione des Khans haben aber von dem Plan Wind bekommen und wollen nun mit allen Mitteln verhindern, dass Strogoff sein Ziel erreicht. Bei seiner ersten Station trifft der Oberst auf die verführerische Sängerin Tatjana Wolskaya. Diese ist eine glühende Patriotin Turkmenistans und setzt alles daran, Strogoff an der Weiterreise zu hindern. Auf Dauer aber kann sie dem Charme des Obersts nicht widerstehen. Mit Hilfe seiner Ordonnanz gelingt es Strogoff, zum Lager des jungen Fürsten durchzudringen. Bachenberg ist jedoch überhaupt nicht erfreut, als er von Strogoffs Auftrag erfährt. Vielmehr glaubt er, dieser wolle nur für sich selbst neue Meriten einheimsen.

 

 

MAN ON THE TRACKS  (Czlowiek na Torze)  (1956)  * with switchable English subtitles *

In 1950, at night, a passenger train kills a man on the tracks. He is Orzechowski, an engineer since 1914. An inquiry immediately follows. Testimony takes the form of flashbacks. Tuszka, the station master, believes Orzechowski was a saboteur; at least one on the inquiry panel agrees. Zapora, the young engineer on the train that hit Orzechowski, gives more complicated testimony about the dead man - stiff-necked, proud, imperious, critical of Zapora and other younger workers. The signalman at the crossing where Orzechowski died also testifies. Can the panel arrive at the truth in a world where workers unite, inferior coal is a badge of honor, and the old order is suspect?

 

Historia doświadczonego maszynisty, usuniętego z pracy pod urojonym zarzutem sabotowania nowych metod pracy. Komisja ma zbadać przyczyny tragicznego wypadku: pod koła pociągu dostał się stary maszynista Orzechowski. Najpierw zeznaje zawiadowca stacji, Tuszka - człowiek bezwzględny, który starał się wprowadzić nowe metody pracy i drastyczną oszczędność paliwa. Orzechowski nie chciał się temu podporządkować.

 

 

LIEBESBRIEFE  (1944)

A CEO in his mid-50s, an exemplary husband and father, finds himself in a mid-life crisis, when he gets to know a young fashion designer.  His wife gets wise to the whole affair, because genius sent his new beau love letters, which were direct copies of those he sent to his current wife during their days of courtship oh so long ago.

 

Ein Generaldirektor, Mitte 50, vorbildlicher Ehemann und Vater, erlebt seinen zweiten Frühling, als er eine junge Modezeichnerin kennenlernt. Seine Frau kommt ihm auf die Schliche, weil er der Angebeteten Liebesbriefe schickt, die er wegen mangelnden Talents aus einer schon zu seiner Verlobungszeit hilfreichen Sammlung abschrieb.

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BULK SALE:  TYPE II GERMAN ARBEITSBUCH – ONLY $10.00 EACH

PLEASE NOTE:  Discount coupons cannot be used with this special. If you are buying other items, which can be used with a coupon, please put in a separate order!

 

Available until withdrawn (without notice):

 

You are purchasing one (1) book for the listed price and, if desired, can buy as many as are available for sale until the sale ends.  Because of the reduced price, we will not guarantee any specifics of the item for sale, except that it will be a Type II Arbeitsbuch (as shown below, as an example) and will be in good to excellent condition.

 

This is strictly a first-come, first-serve sale. Please do not hesitate to make your purchase as soon as possible, as only a limited number of books are available at this more than 50% off sale price!

 

 

BULK SALE:  WWII GERMAN WEHRPASS (Military ID) – ONLY $30.00 EACH

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Available until withdrawn (without notice):

 

You are purchasing one (1) Wehrpass for the listed price and, if desired, can buy as many as are available for sale until the sale ends.  Because of the reduced price, we will not guarantee any specifics of the item for sale, except that it will be in good to excellent condition.

 

This is strictly a first-come, first-serve sale. Please do not hesitate to make your purchase as soon as possible, as only a limited number of books are available at this more than 50% off sale price!

 

 

BULK SALE:  DEUTSCHES REICH & GERMAN OCCUPIED POLAND KENNKARTEN – ONLY $10.00

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Available until withdrawn (without notice):

 

You are purchasing one (1) Kennkarte for the listed price and, if desired, can buy as many as are available for sale until the sale ends.

 

IMPORTANT:  Please note that the Kennkarten will either be from Germany or occupied Poland. You can NOT choose which will be sent to you for this special price!

 

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