Jenny

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Summary

The first Dutch full length colour feature film is an adaptation of the German film Acht Mädels im Boot (Eight girls in a boat). It marked Willy van Hemert’s debut as a film director.

Jenny was shot entirely in Amsterdam by Willy van Hemert who until then had only directed for television. The first Dutch feature length colour film was based on Acht Mädels im Boot (1932) by Erich Waschneck. The ‘Mädels’ in question are competitive rowers who are hoping to win the women’s eight. One of the girls falls for an art dealer and becomes pregnant. Her friends at boat club Nereus, her coach and her father all pitch in to help her and everything is sorted out. The girls win the race and the girl and her boyfriend make up.

Jenny was made in German at the same time. Acht Mädels im Boot wasn’t released in Germany until 1959 and didn’t do well at the box office. Both the German and the Dutch version feature Amsterdam’s tourist spots in glorious Agfacolor.

Information

original title
Jenny
alternative title
Acht Mädel im Boot
production year
1958
censorship date
01-02-1958
release date
21-02-1958
country
Germany, Netherlands
geographical names
category
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Cast

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Technical notations

original length
2652
censorship length
2652
sound
Sound
colour
Colour
format
35mm

Resources

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief, CCFK A202)

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