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De Voortrekkers (1916)

This feature film from 1916 tells the story of South Africa's Boer pioneers in their epic trek across southern Africa in search of new land. It concentrates on the struggle against Zulu ... See full summary »

Director:

Harold M. Shaw (as Harold Shaw)

Writers:

Gustav Preller (screenplay), Harold M. Shaw (adaptation) (as Harold Shaw)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Cruikshanks Dick Cruikshanks ... Piet Retief
Caroline Frances Cooke ... Lenie Retief
Jackie Turnbull Jackie Turnbull ... Piet Retief Junior (as Jack Turnbull)
Bobby Rowson Bobby Rowson ... Willie van Rensburg
Stephen Ewart Stephen Ewart ... Gen. Pretorius
M.A. Wetherell M.A. Wetherell ... Karel Landman
Mabel Rushton Mabel Rushton ... Mrs. Landman
Edna Flugrath ... Johanna Landman
Julius Royston Julius Royston ... Louis Perreira
Charles Kitts Charles Kitts ... José Diaz
William Harbord William Harbord ... Willem Faber
Helene Morris Helene Morris ... Mrs. Faber
Holger Petersen Holger Petersen ... Jan Faber
Wyrley Birch ... Rev. Francis Owen (as E. Wyrley Birch)
Violet Dickens Violet Dickens ... Mrs. Owen
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Storyline

This feature film from 1916 tells the story of South Africa's Boer pioneers in their epic trek across southern Africa in search of new land. It concentrates on the struggle against Zulu inhabitants, which the Boers eventually won at the Battle of Blood River in 1938.

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1830s | south africa | boers | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

December 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winning a Continent See more »

Filming Locations:

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Said (by South Africans) to have inspired The Covered Wagon (1923). See more »

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Featured in In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid (1993) See more »

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