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Martha (1967)

S/S Martha is from 1927 and no maintenance's been done since. Forgotten by HQ in CPH, the Danish crew has a good, stressless time. They celebrate a virgin crew member's 17th birthday buying him a woman. Suddenly, Martha's noticed by HQ.

Director:

Erik Balling

Writers:

Henning Bahs, Preben Kaas (idea) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Poul Reichhardt ... Maskinmester Bråst
Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard ... Alf
Morten Grunwald ... Knud Hansen
Ove Sprogøe Ove Sprogøe ... Hovmester Watson
Preben Kaas Preben Kaas ... Kokken
Karl Stegger Karl Stegger ... Kaptajn Peter Nielsen
Paul Hagen Paul Hagen ... Radiotelegrafist Marius Knudsen (as Poul Hagen)
Henrik Wiehe Henrik Wiehe ... Styrmanden
Birger Jensen Birger Jensen ... Halfdan
Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt ... Skibsreder O.P. Andersen
Hanne Borchsenius Hanne Borchsenius ... Lone Andersen
Lily Weiding Lily Weiding ... Frk. Bruun
Bjørn Puggaard-Müller Bjørn Puggaard-Müller ... Johansen
Eleni Anousaki ... Laura
Sverre Wilberg Sverre Wilberg ... Skibsreder Amundsen
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A great cult comedy that was probably ahead of its time. A beloved movie among danish sailors. Martha is a very old and very rusty freight steamer, sailing in the Mediterranean, almost forgotten by the danish shipping line. The crew takes advantage of this, leading a very comfortable and luxurious life on board. Not without financial problems though. One day the ships owner suddenly needs to sail on her. He is a very old school and disciplined person and certainly not satisfied with the state of the ship and the crew. But the crew shows their worth when they have to fight for the survival of their beloved old steamer. Written by Peter Rasmussen

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Country:

Denmark | Greece

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

10 October 1967 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

S/S Martha See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Production Co:

Nordisk Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The first script Erik Balling & Henning Bahs wrote in collaboration. See more »

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Referenced in Spise med Price: Fise Med Price (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Uha Martha sikke en aften
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Performed by Preben Kaas, Poul Reichhardt, Morten Grunwald & Poul Bundgaard
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excellent film
7 January 2002 | by thjorSee all my reviews

This as an excellent film. In this film you see Ove Sprogøe, Poul Bundgaard and Morten Grundwald together for the first time. Later on the three of them would go on to create the biggest success ever in danish movie-history: "Olsen-banden". The scenes where the dead-drunk danish sailors return to the ship and find their boss there are excellent.


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