De big van het regiment

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Summary

Comedy about a case of espionage in an army regiment.

'A lot of jokes, exploding cigars and noise', and 'pure entertainment', said the critics when the army comedy De big van het regiment, directed by German immigrant Mox Nosseck, was first shown. The screenplay was adapted from the detective novel 'Spionnage in het veldleger' (Espionage in the field army) by lawyer and writer Anton Roothaert, who went on to write the Doctor Vlimmen trilogy.

Producer M. A. Sprecher and director Nosseck transformed the story into an audience-friendly comedy about army life in a regiment that is supposed to guard the border between the Netherlands and Belgium. Stars like Frits van Dongen, Fien de la Mar and Johan Kaart drew large audiences, as did the songs by, among others, Jacques van Tol and Max Tak.

Rootheart visited the Cinetone Studio's and later wrote 'Camera loopt' (The camera is running), a fascinating insight into the Dutch film world of the 1930s.

Information

original title
De big van het regiment
alternative title
Weg met die ruzie en strijd allemaal
production year
1935
censorship date
06-03-1935
release date
19-04-1935
country
Netherlands
category
Fictional
director
original distributor
producer
production company

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Technical notations

runtime
105 min / Archival print: 98
language
Dutch
original length
2861
censorship length
2861
sound
Sound
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
11

Resources

K. Dittrich, Achter het doek: Duitse immigranten in de Nederlandse speelfilm in de jaren dertig, Houten(1987), p. 130

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; C389)

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