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Linen for Ireland (1939)

Leinen aus Irland (original title)
Anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda film that "shows" how Jewish textile company owners are sabotaging the German linen industry by buying linen from Ireland instead of having it produced in "the Fatherland".

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Otto Treßler ...
Präsident Kettner (as Otto Tressler)
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Lilly, seine Tochter
Friedl Haerlin ...
Frau von Gebhardt
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Der Minister
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Freiherr v. Falsz-Pennwiel
Hans Olden ...
v. Kalinski
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Horvath v. Arpad-Fálvâ (as Tibor von Halmay)
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Dr. Goll
Karl Skraup ...
Alois Hubermayer
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Dr. Kuhn
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Pollack
Maria Olszewska ...
Frau von Kalinski
Anny Kupfner ...
Wanda von Kalinski (as Annie Kupfner)
Ernst Arnold ...
Dr. Seligmann
Richard Waldemar
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Anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda film that "shows" how Jewish textile company owners are sabotaging the German linen industry by buying linen from Ireland instead of having it produced in "the Fatherland".

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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16 October 1939 (Germany)  »

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Linen for Ireland  »

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(Tobis-Klangfilm)

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1.37 : 1
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Engaging Thirties Light comedy.
30 November 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly for a film with a Nazi propaganda pedigree, this one has a very Viennese sureness of touch. It could be from the makers of ROMANZE IN MOLLE (Breuer is in both) even if it's not that good.

The 150 year Bavarian linen business is bought out by nasty Breuer, who plans on putting all the honest weavers out of work by importing cheap linen from Ireland. His evil plot is to take over the Czech Libussa Linen company and win the owner's daughter, the fetching Frauline Von Meyendorf as a blonde. This gets to hinge on the romance between Irena and upright young ministry official Wanka. Will he sacrifice his integrity to win her? Will she have him abandon his best qualities to save her firm?

Nicely made, it comes with a ball room scene and a floral parade to space the material in the solid looking studio interiors.

The villains are Jewish and the linen comes from the British Empire but it wouldn't be hard to find worse examples in English speaking movies.


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