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The Flying Dutchman (1964)

Der fliegende Holländer (original title)


Joachim Herz


Joachim Herz (screenplay), Harald Horn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Anna Prucnal ... Senta
Gerda Hannemann Gerda Hannemann ... Senta (singing voice)
Fred Düren Fred Düren ... Der Holländer
Rainer Lüdecke Rainer Lüdecke ... Der Holländer (singing voice)
Gerd Ehlers Gerd Ehlers ... Daland
Hans Kraemmer Hans Kraemmer ... Daland (singing voice)
Mathilde Danegger Mathilde Danegger ... Mary
Katrin Wölzl Katrin Wölzl ... Mary (singing voice)
Herbert Graedtke Herbert Graedtke ... Erik
Rolf Apreck Rolf Apreck ... Erik (singing voice)
Hans-Peter Reinecke ... Steuermann
Karl F. Hölzke Karl F. Hölzke ... Steuermann (singing voice)
Friedrich Teitge Friedrich Teitge ... Hafenbeamter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Veronica Axmann Veronica Axmann
Fredy Barten Fredy Barten


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During Senta's and the Dutchman's last embrace there is a (modern) electric lamp (with visible cable) hanging from the bridge pylon above their heads. The film is set mid 19th century, decades before the invention of the light-bulb, and all lighting used is candles and oil lamps. See more »

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Smart use of stereo sound and a wide screen
8 May 2013 | by pseudoruprechtSee all my reviews

I watched this one in a theatrical presentation today. Very impressive.

It starts with a big understatement, cropped image frame with only a narrator from the center channel. But then the picture pulls to the full width of the screen, and the stereo sound kicks in with Wagner's fanfare.

The magnetic sound mix sounds great even today. Although the use of the surround channel is very limited, it fully kicks in during the climactic wedding scene with female and male choirs.

If you ever have the opportunity to watch it, please do. This is one of those gems you never knew existed.

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East Germany



Release Date:

25 December 1964 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A bolygó hollandi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo | Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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