Oranje Hein (1936)

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Summary

Comedy about a young woman whose happiness is threatened by her alcoholic father.

Although Oranje Hein is similar to other Jordaan films in many ways - with such staple ingredients as love lost and won, marital problems, poverty, booze, and the inevitable knees up accompanied by song - the rather more grim theme of alcoholism among the men in this poor working class Amsterdam neighbourhood sets the film aside. The film's main character, Mientje, comes from an ordinary Jordaan family. Her father's alcoholism threatens to put an end to her engagement to Herman, her well to do finacé. When Mientje's mother divorces her husband, Mientje comes into conflict with her future mother-in-law.

In the end Mientje's father takes the pledge. His wife takes him back and Mientje and Herman are safely married. After De Jantjes and Bleeke Bet, Oranje Hein was the third Jordaan play by the popular theatre writer Herman Bouber to be adapted for the screen. It couldn't be anything else but a hit since all three plays had enjoyed endless theatre runs and had been made into silent films during the 1920s. A silent version of De Jantjes was made in 1922 by Maurits H. Binger and B.E. Doxatt-Pratt while Alex Benno directed Bleeke Bet and Oranje Hein in 1923 and 1925 respectively.

Information

original title
Oranje Hein
alternative title
Scheiding tussen tafel en bed
production year
1936
censorship date
07-09-1936
release date
22-10-1936
country
Netherlands
geographical names
category
Fictional
keywords
applicant inspection
director
original distributor
production company
production company

Images

Crew

Technical notations

runtime
89 min / archival print: 72
original length
2450
censorship length
2450
sound
Sound
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
6

Resources

K. Dittrich, Achter het doek: Duitse immigranten in de Nederlandse speelfilm in de jaren dertig, Houten (1987), p. 137

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; D1938)

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