Klokslag twaalf

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Summary

Crime film about a businessman whose murky past comes back to haunt him.

Jean Verdier, a well to do businessman, thinks he has left his criminal past behind him. Ten years earlier, as member of a gang, he set fire to ships in an insurance scam. On one occasion, Verdier messed up and two people were killed. On his wedding day, hours before the statute of limitations for his crime expires and he can no longer be prosecuted, members of the gang abduct him and blackmail him into handing over the company shares. At the risk of being arrested for his crime, he manages to inform the police about his whereabouts. Fortunately for him, the gang master's daughter is still in love with him and manages to stall the police for another crucial twelve hours.

Information

original title
Klokslag twaalf
production year
1936
censorship date
04-11-1936
release date
05-11-1936
country
France, Netherlands
geographical names
category
Fictional
director
original distributor
production company

Images

Crew

Technical notations

runtime
87 min / Archival print: 77
language
Dutch
original length
2409
censorship length
2409
sound
Silent
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
8

Resources

K. Dittrich, Achter het doek: Duitse immigranten in de Nederlandse speelfilm in de jaren dertig, Houten (1987),  p. 139


Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; D2178)

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