Actueel Film

history

The distributor Actueel-Film was founded in 1923 by Alex Benno and Fred Penley. Penley left the company soon afterwards, after which Benno ran the company alone. Actueel-Film distributed many films made by Haarlem's Filmfabriek Hollandia (Benno's former employer) and its successors Anglo-Hollandia-film and Granger-Binger-film.

Although Actueel-Film primarily rented out films, the company also ventured into producing several feature films in the mid-1920s, with reasonable success. Yet Alex Benno produced most of his films at The Dutch Film Co, a company where he was the general manager, and Theo Frenkel Sr. directed the films.

Actueel-Film's last production was the sound film Amsterdam bij nacht. The film was directed by Alex Benno and produced by Rudolf Meyer. Amsterdam bij nacht would remain Actueel-Film's only sound film, though Benno himself was involved in several Dutch sound films in the 1930s.

filmography

  1. 1919
    Production company
  2. 1920
    Original distributor
  3. 1920
    Original distributor
  4. 1921
    Original distributor
  5. 1921
    Original distributor
  6. 1921
    Original distributor
  7. 1921
    Original distributor
  8. 1921
    Original distributor
  9. 1922
    Applicant inspection, Original distributor
  10. 1922
    Original distributor
  11. 1922
    Original distributor, Production company, Applicant inspection
  12. 1922
    Original distributor, Applicant inspection
  13. 1923
    Applicant inspection, Original distributor, Production company
  14. 1923
    Original distributor
  15. 1924
    Production company, Original distributor
  16. 1924
    Applicant inspection, Production company, Original distributor
  17. 1925
    Applicant inspection, Original distributor, Production company
  18. 1926
    Applicant inspection, Original distributor, Production company
  19. 1926
    Applicant inspection, Original distributor, Production company
  20. 1927
    Production company
  21. 1930
    Production company
  22. 1936
    Production company

more information

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