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Dantons Tod  (1963)

In Buchner's 1835 work --- written in only five weeks --- the gamut of every historical and human tragedy caused by political change is encapsuled in the events from 12 March to 15 April 1794, when the populist hero Danton was removed from power and subjected to the revolutionary terror of the brutal Jacobinists. Dantons Tod is the story of a revolutionary leader brought low by Robespierre. The film portrays the dramatic events surrounding the story's protagonist, who can't believe that the masses will touch him, but, in the end, must accept events and come to terms with them as he is marched off to the guillotine.

Büchner verstand es in seinem 1835 in fünf Wochen niedergeschriebenen Werk, die gesamte historische und menschliche Tragik jeder politischen Veränderungen darzustellen - zusammengedrängt in die Ereignisse der Tage vom 12. März bis zum 15. April 1794, die zum Sturz und zur Exekution des Volkshelden Danton führten und den lebendigen Impuls der Revolution im brutalen jakobinischen Terror untergehen ließ. Es ist die Geschichte eines Revolutionsführers, den Robespierre zu Fall bringt, schildert die dramatischen Geschehnisse um diesen Helden, der sich nicht vorstellen kann, dass man Hand an ihn legt, letztendlich aber erkennen muss, dass er sich und seine Gefährten aufs Schafott bringt .

 

 

Viktor und Viktoria  (1957)

Remake of Reinhold Schnuzel's timeless comedy about deception in drag was Johanna von Koczian's first film role: second-rate actor Viktor makes his living dressing up as ladies and performing in nightclubs. One day, an unemployed singer, "Viktoria", fills in for him (now, follow this: she's a woman, acting like a man, who's pretending to be a woman. Got it?). Quickly, the superior talent of the singer makes "Viktor" a success, but problems develop when a well-known ladies-man falls for "Viktoria" (leading one to wonder throughout the film ... does this make him a homosexual?).

Neuverfilmung von Reinhold Schünzels zeitloser Komödie über den Tausch der Geschlechterrollen, erster Spielfilm von Johanna von Koczian: Der Kleindarsteller Viktor tritt als Damen-Imitator in Nachtclubs auf. Eines Tages springt die arbeitslose Sängerin Erika, "Viktoria", für ihn ein: eine Frau, die so tut, als sei sie ein Mann, der so tut, als sei er eine Frau. Schnell stellt sich der Erfolg ein, doch zu Verwicklungen kommt es, als ein bekannter Herzensbrecher sich in "Viktoria" verliebt.

 

Rendezvous with a Stranger  (1959)  * with switchable English subtitles *

A gang murders the manager of a factory to facilitate the financing of a smuggling operation overseas. One of the employees, however, is falsely accused of the murder and, having no faith in Egyptian justice, flees across the border into Sudan. Meanwhile, the brother of the murdered man meets the sister of the accused, falls in love with her, marries her, and they have a child together. She, in turn, continues to secretly keep in contact with her brother in an attempt to find a way of getting him acquitted of the murder of her now husband's brother.

 

 

Zum Gasthof der spritzigen Madchen  (1979)

Things aren't going too well for innkeeper Alois: in addition to his troubles with the law, the brewery doesn't want to deliver to him anymore. In short, something's got to change. The town's reverend and school teacher are in favor of putting on a religious knight's tale to attract visitors to the town. Alois' daughter Annemirl, however, is temporarily housing four musicians of a ladies' band stranded in the no-name village and she thinks they're performing in the village square will attract more people than a boring passion play of sorts. Thus begins a pseudo civil war in the town, with some of the residents in favor of piety and the others ...

Beim Kirchenwirt Alois geht der Gerichtsvollzieher ein und aus, die Brauerei will nicht mehr liefern, kurz: Es muss etwas geschehen. Hochwürden und der Lehrer sind dafür, im Stadl des Kirchenwirtes ein frommes Ritterspiel aufzuführen, damit sich der Umsatz hebt. Doch dort hat Annemirl, die Tochter des Wirts, die vier Musikerinnen einer vorübergehend gestrandeten Damen-Combo untergebracht. Und Annemirl denkt, dass der Auftritt einer Damenkapelle mehr Umsatz bringt als ein frommes Ritterspiel. Das Dorf spaltet sich in zwei Lager. Und gekämpft wird mit allen Mitteln ...

 

 

Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks  (1944)  * with switchable English and Spanish subtitles *

In 19th Century Madrid, a young man is playing roulette. A mysterious character helps him by pointing with his walking stick to the next number where the ball is going to fall. The protagonist is the only one able to see him. The mysterious man turn out to be the ghost of an archaeologist and he asks the young man to defend his daughter from a gang of hunchbacks.

Finales del siglo XIX. Basilio Beltrán se pirra por el juego y por una cancionista apodada "La Bella Medusa". Ante el tapete verde se le aparece el fantasma de don Robinsón de Mantua que le indica los números ganadores y le pide, a cambio, que proteja a su sobrina Inés de los graves peligros que la acechan. En una de sus exploraciones arqueológicas don Robinsón descubrió que en el subsuelo de Madrid hay una ciudadela subterránea donde se escondieron los judíos que no quisieron abandonar España cuando se decretó su expulsión. Ahora, este refugio está habitado por una banda de jorobados capitaneados por el doctor Sabatino.

 

Captain Fracasse  (1943)  * with switchable English subtitles *

Under Louis XIII, the penniless Baron de Sigognac lives very poorly in his dusty castle. One stormy night, he hosts a troupe of comedians and falls in love with the beautiful Isabelle. In the morning, he decides to leave with them, without knowing that he will quickly be led to protect her from various dangers ... 

 

Sous Louis XIII, le désargenté baron de Sigognac vit très pauvrement dans son château poussiéreux. Par une nuit d’orage, il héberge une troupe de comédien et tombe amoureux de la belle Isabelle. Au matin, il décide de partir avec eux sans savoir qu’il va rapidement être amené à la protéger de divers dangers… 

 

 

Men Call it Love  (1931)

When socialite Callie Brooks decides to divorce her husband Henry, she cheerfully announces her decision at one of the regular weekend house parties given at her Sands Point, New York home. Callie's friend, Helen Robinson, immediately congratulates her on the clever stunt and wishes that she could be as original in finding a way to leave her husband, Joe. Though Helen applauds Callie's announcement, Connie Mills, another guest, tells her husband Jack that she finds the casual treatment of divorce distasteful. While Joe falls ill and retreats to the library, Helen joins her playboy paramour, Tony Minot, on the balcony, where she tells him that their affair must come to an end because their love has "gone cold." Later, Joe accuses Helen of ignoring his needs and being more than just a golfing parter to Tony. Joe's suspicions of Tony also lead him to inform Jack that the roué is after Connie as well. Jack quickly dismisses the thought and expresses his confidence that Connie will remain faithful to him. When Jack's car breaks down, Tony drives the Millses home and joins them for a nightcap. While Jack mixes their drinks in the kitchen, Tony tries to woo Connie, but she resists him and reassures him that she loves her husband. Jack realizes that Tony's sole interest in his home is his wife, so with Connie's approval, he throws him out. On his way out, Tony accuses Jack of cheating on Connie when he had an affair with a Follies girl. Connie overhears the charge, but she believes Jack when he tells her that he is innocent.

 

 

Der Forster vom Silberwald  (1955)

Hubert Gerold is a forest ranger in the mountains of Austrian Styria. His life's passion is the preservation of the landscape and the animals which inhabit it. Young Liesl gets to know Hubert at the Hunters' Ball, and finds herself transformed from an artist in a big city to a country hick learning from her newfound great love how to hugs trees.

Hubert Gerold ist Förster in den steirischen Bergen. Sein Interesse gilt der Erhaltung von Landschaft und Tierwelt. Die junge Liesl lernt Hubert auf dem Jägerball kennen. Über die Liebe zu ihm findet die junge Künstlerin aus der Großstadt zurück zu einem naturverbundenen Leben.

 

Der Forster vom Silberwald Film Program (1955)

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PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE BUYING A FILM PROGRAM; NOT A DVD 

4-paged film program put out for the film DER FORSTER VOM SILBERWALD  (1955). The program is in very good shape, though it does have multiple folds.

 

The Adventures of Arsene Lupin  (1957)

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Arsène Lupin, the multifaceted gentleman thief, steals two masterpieces from the President of the Council. Some time later, posing as Monsieur Gilles, a winegrower who is marrying his only daughter, he asks several jewelers to come to his mansion and robs them of their gemstones. The next victims of André Laroche (Lupin's new identity) will be none other than a Maharajah and Kaiser Wilhelm II himself...

Auf einem Ball des französischen Ministerpräsidenten hat sich Gentleman-Dieb Arsène Lupin (Robert Lamoureux) ungeladen unter die noblen Gäste gemischt. Baronesse Mina von Kraft (Liselotte Pulver) findet den flotten Tänzer sehr sympathisch. Kurz darauf ist der Gastgeber um zwei wertvolle Gemälde ärmer. Den angeblichen Leonardo hat der berühmte Langfinger nicht mitgehen lassen, weil er ihn als Fälschung erkannte. Am Tatort hinterließ er wie üblich seine Visitenkarte. Auch ein Pariser Juwelier der Extraklasse fällt einige Zeit nach diesem Coup auf den raffinierten Meisterdieb herein. Als Inspektor Dufour Lupin dann endlich zu fassen bekommt, trickst dieser ihn elegant aus. Bald danach wird er überraschend nach Deutschland entführt, wo Kaiser Wilhelm II. (O. E. Hasse) über Fräulein von Kraft von seinen Talenten gehört hat. Der hohe Herr möchte testen, wie sicher ein Versteck auf einem seiner Schlösser ist. Er bietet Arsène Lupin 100.000 Mark Belohnung, wenn er es innerhalb 48 Stunden findet. Für den Meisterdieb ist das nicht weiter schwierig, er lässt Majestät jedoch in dem Glauben, nicht fündig geworden zu sein, und hält sich dafür anders schadlos ...

Lors d'une réception, un attaché d'ambassade italien éblouit la haute société, et plus particulièrement la baronne Mina von Kraft, par ses talents de danseur. L'homme n'est autre que le célèbre cambrioleur Arsène Lupin. Après son départ, on constate la disparition de deux tableaux de maître. Déguisé en viticulteur bordelais, Lupin dérobe plus tard une collection de pierres précieuses, mais il est dénoncé par une complice involontaire. Lupin est arrêté, et libéré après un coup de fil. La belle Mina fait alors enlever le gentleman-cambrioleur et l'oblige à travailler pour le compte de Guillaume II, l'empereur d'Allemagne, qui le charge de vérifier l'inviolabilité de son coffre-fort...

 

Pot-Bouille  (1957)  * with switchable English subtitles *

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Young, handsome, dashing -- but cynical -- Octave Mouret arrives in Paris, determined to conquer the belles of the capital. His first attempts are not too successful, as he is rebuffed by Valérie Vabre, the neurotic wife of the landlord of the block of flats he is accommodated in. As for the affair he starts with Caroline Hédouin, the married owner of "Au Bonheur des Dames", the shop where he works, the least we can say is that it lacks passion. But he does seduce Berthe, a girl he refused to marry when her mother tried to force her on him, now that she is married with another. He will finally achieve his end when Caroline, now widowed and needing a man to help her manage her business, asks him... to marry her!

Un jeune arriviste arrive à Paris dans un immeuble bourgeois. Peu scrupuleux, il va séduire les femmes qui passent à sa portée pour se frayer un chemin dans le monde du négoce. Adaptation d’un roman d’Emile Zola, Pot-Bouille (1) est une comédie qui met en relief l’hypocrisie et les mesquineries de la vie bourgeoise. Le ton est particulièrement caustique et les dialogues d’Henri Jeanson sont vifs et relevés, parfois féroces. L’humour y est toujours présent. Que ce soit dans les premiers ou seconds rôles (et ils sont nombreux), l’interprétation est uniformément assez remarquable. Pot-Bouille est bien soutenu par une réalisation sans faille ce qui lui permet de traverser allégrement les époques. Assez bizarrement, le film est souvent considéré comme mineur. Il mérite bien mieux que cela.

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Heute Nacht passiert’s  (1953)

A professor inherits a fashion salon from a former lover. Since he doesn't want his wife to find out about his previous love life, he asks his son-in-law to take over the running of the place. Needless to say, that leads to a lot of misunderstandings.

Ein Professor erbt von seiner ehemaligen Geliebten einen Modesalon. Weil er die damalige Beziehung vor seiner Frau vertuschen will, bittet er seinen Schwiegersohn, die Geschäftsführung zu übernehmen. Das führt zu allerlei Missverständnissen.

 

 

The Warrior Empress  (1960)

Faone, officer of the king's guards, while, at the same time, promoting a revolt against the tyrant Melancro, is wounded by his own guards led by Iperbio, but manages to escape death by enterting the temple of Aphrodite. Here, one of the priestesses, Sappho, neiece of the tyrant, takes care of him and he, in turn, falls in love with her. But the threats to Faone are real; and to save the young officer, Sappho pretends to appreciate the attention of the head of the guards. Unfortunately, like most insecure men, Faone cannot stand this. He strikes his superior and is sent into exile for insubordination. Faone, however, will never reach his place of Exile, Thrace. In fact, he escapes from the ship transporting him there and puts himself at the head of a new revolt, this time succeeding in dethroning the Melancro.

 

 

The Green Chamber of Linnais  (1945)  * with switchable English subtitles *

A nobleman in 1830's Finland has to contend with stuck-up relatives, his daughters' suitors, dark secrets from his family's past, mistaken identities and a haunted wing of his mansion.

 

 

Bread  (1929)  +  Anna Karenina  (1918)  * with switchable English subtitles *

A demobilized Red Army soldier returns to his village. Inspired by the spirit of collectivism, he plows a field so that the kulak's portion now belongs to the community and sows it with grain confiscated from the 'Philistines'. His father, a man of traditional world outlook, lives in a pantheistic world of Ukrainian ethos, where sin has a physical dimension. He doesn't believe the stolen grain will sprout on stolen land. When the grain finally sprouts, the old man admits his son was right; for the sake of building a new world, the old laws of the universe must be broken.

 

 

Der Apfel ist ab  (1948)  * with switchable English subtitles *

The apple juice maker Adam Schmidt simply can’t choose between his wife Lily and his secretary Eva and decides the best way to avoid dealing with it all is simply to commit suicide.  He ends up getting saved and sent to a clinic.  For therapeutic discipline, an apple is brought to him, which he may look at, but not eat.  Of course, Schmidt can’t resist.  In his fantasy, he lives out a biblical story.  He wanders through Paradise and meets altered figures of characters he knows, like his accountant Lutz (Lucifer) and Professor Petri (St. Peter).  

Der Apfelsaftfabrikant Adam Schmidt kann sich einfach nicht zwischen seiner Ehefrau Lily und seiner Sekretärin Eva entscheiden und unternimmt ob dieses schweren Dilemmas einen Selbstmordversuch. Er wird gerettet und in einer Klinik behandelt. Zur therapeutischen Disziplinierung wird ihm ein Apfel überreicht, den er nur ansehen, aber nicht essen darf. Natürlich kann Schmidt nicht widerstehen. In seiner Phantasie durchlebt er noch einmal die biblische Geschichte. Er durchwandert das Paradies, wo ihm in veränderter Gestalt auch sein Steuerberater Lutz (Luzifer) und Professor Petri (Petrus) begegnen.  

 

You’re not an Orphan  (1962)

The real life story of an Uzbek couple, who adopted fourteen wartime orphans, one of them Jewish. You Are Not an Orphan is a rare film depicting a difficult life in war-time Central Asia, and paying tribute to the events of the Holocaust.

 

 

Samson  (1961)  * with switchable English subtitles *

Samson follows its Jewish protagonist  from an anti-Semitic private school to prison; then into the Warsaw Ghetto; and finally, over the ghetto wall to the outside world. The construction of the Jewish ghetto is communicated through a single, stationary shot. A shabbily dressed mass is clustered in front of the camera, and a pair of hands with a hammer and nails secures one board at a time, until the shot of people has been replaced with a shot of a wall. Through minimalism and simplicity, Wadja establishes a separation between the world of the impoverished Jew and the world outside the ghetto. The viewer looking on as the ghetto walls block the view of what happening inside, is made to feel detached from the horror inside. One question Wajda raises is that of Jewish solidarity and the guilt of being saved while one's brethren are suffering. Samson escapes from the Jewish ghetto but immediately wants to return. Although he could enjoy a comfortable life of cocktails and women, he'd rather be in the ghetto, collecting corpses off the streets. Samson argues that his place is with the Jews, that he should suffer alongside them. A fake-blond beauty offers a different take. She confides to Samson that she's Jewish and has been concealing her roots in order to avoid the ghetto. Although she argues passionately, Samson's emotional strength inevitably inspires her to accept her fate as a Jew. When Samson is bruised and exhausted, lying on the ground, he is encouraged by a close friend who says, "one man can suffer such blows and rise again." For Wajda, this is the greatness displayed in Jewish history. Samson is a scrawny, haggard young man, who says very little and might almost border on boringly average; but he has the ability to rise again despite any blow, proving his strength of spirit.

 

 

The Small Back Room  (1949)

 

Sammy Rice is a British scientist working with a specialist "back room" team in London during the Second World War. Rice is embittered because he feels military scientific research is being incompetently managed. He is also enduring unremitting pain from his artificial foot. The painkillers he has been prescribed are ineffective and his use of alcohol as an analgesic has led to his alcoholism. His girlfriend Susan puts up with his self-pitying, self-destructive behavior as long as she can, but finally breaks up with him, telling him that he lacks the ambition to better himself. Rice is brought in by Captain Stuart to help solve the problem of small booby-trapped explosive devices being dropped by Nazi bombers, which have killed four people, including three children. They receive some useful information from a critically wounded young soldier. Two further mines are found at Chesil Beach: they look like common thermos flasks. Stuart is first on the scene, but has difficulty getting Rice on the telephone, because Rice is alone following his breakup, angry, drunk and destructive. Rice quickly sobers up and travels to Chesil Beach only to find that Stuart tried to defuse one of the mines and has been blown up. Rice sets to work on the second mine after listening to the notes Stuart dictated to an ATS corporal during his effort earlier in the day. He discovers that the mine has two booby traps, not one.

 

 


 

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4 CD SET:  Music of Mohammed el Bakkar (Port Said, etc.)

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69 selections from the works of Mohammed El-Bakkar  (best known for “Port Said”, one of the top 10 best sellers in the U.S. record market in 1958).  This 4-CD work contains selections put out in the 1950s and early 60s, which are now in the public domain.  The quality of these CDs is excellent

  THE CDs ENCOMPASS THE FOLLOWING ALBUMS, WHICH WERE PUT OUT BY AUDIO FIDELITY:    

·         PORT SAID

·         THE SULTAN OF BAGHDAD

·         MUSIC OF THE AFRICAN ARAB

·         THE MAGIC CARPET

·         DANCES OF PORT SAID

EXOTIC MUSIC OF THE BELLY DANCER

 

Einer zuviel an Bord  (1935)

Captain von Moltmann has disappeared without a trace with his ship "Cedar" during a journey.  What at first looks to be an accident, may also have been a murder.  When the prosecutor Dr. Burger and Commissioner Sorenson take a closer look at the case, it turns out that two men on board the ship hated the captain.  One of them is Rohlfs, the First Officer, who suspected an affair was going on between his fiancee Gerda Hegert and von Moltmann.  The second guy is the First Engineer Sparkuhl, who views the captain as the seducer of his niece, who later committed suicide.  And although the naval court in Hamburg decides that the captain went overboard due to no fault of the crew, rumours persist.

Kapitän von Moltmann ist auf der Fahrt mit seinem Schiff "Ceder" spurlos verschwunden. Was zunächst wie ein Unfall aussieht, könnte auch ein Mord gewesen sein. Als Staatsanwalt Dr. Burger und Kommissar Sörensen den Fall näher untersuchen, stellt sich heraus, dass zwei Männer an Bord den Kapitän hassten. Da ist zum einen Rohlfs, der Erste Offizier, der ein Verhältnis zwischen seiner Verlobten Gerda Hegert und von Moltmann vermutet, und da ist zum andern der Erste Ingenieur Sparkuhl, der in dem Kapitän den Verführer seiner Nichte sieht, die sich das Leben nahm. Doch obwohl das Seemannsgericht in Hamburg entscheidet, dass der Kapitän ohne Verschulden der Besatzung über Bord ging, wollen die Gerüchte nicht verstummen. 

 

Das Blaue vom Himmel  (1932)

Happy-go-lucky Anni works as a ticket saleslady at the Wallensteinplatz subway station.  Hans, who is constantly late, works as a pilot for the postal authorities.  One day, Hans is in such a hurry, that he gets on the train and tells Anni, he'll pay her later.  Anni is outraged and has to pay the fare out of her own pocket.  Nevertheless, the two of them fall in love with one another; but because they have such different work schedules, they're only able to see one another for a few minutes in the morning and again for a few minutes in the evening.  When Hans finally loses his job because of his constant tardiness, Anni manages to get him a job flying an advertising plane for a cigarette company.  Hans gets jealous of Anni's connection to the firm's director and Anni thinks their relationship is pretty much over.  But Hans comes to his senses and writes "I love you" in the sky with his plane.

Die fröhliche Anni arbeitet als Kartenverkäuferin auf dem U-Bahnhof Wallensteinplatz, Hans, der ständig spät dran ist, als Pilot für die Post. Eines Tages hat es Hans so eilig, dass er Anni das Geld für die Fahrkarte schuldig bleibt. Anni ist entrüstet und muss das Geld aus eigener Tasche zahlen. Dennoch verlieben sich die beiden jungen Leute ineinander. Da sie so verschiedene Arbeitszeiten haben, können sie sich immer nur ein paar Minuten morgens und abends sehen. Als Hans wegen seiner ständigen Verspätungen seine Stellung verliert, verschafft Anni ihm durch den Generaldirektor einer Zigaretten-Firma eine Anstellung als Reklame-Flieger. Nun wird Hans eifersüchtig, und Anni glaubt, es ist alles aus. Aber dann besinnt Hans sich und schreibt mit dem Flugzeug "Ich liebe dich" in den Himmel. 

 

Der Polizeibericht meldet  (1933)

Director Burckhardt is found shot just after making the moves on Gisela Ostercamp, the wife of a business colleague. When the criminal investigator Haupt inspects items in the apartment of the dead man, he comes to the conclusion that Gisela herself is the murderess and accusations start flying between the married couple. The murdered man's brother, the lawyer Burckhardt, steps up to act as defense counsel for the woman, with whom he has learned to love in the meantime.

Direktor Burckhardt wird, nachdem er der Gattin seines Geschäftsfreundes, Gisela Ostercamp, den Hof gemacht hat, erschossen aufgefunden. Als Kriminalkommissar Haupt in der Wohnung des Toten Gegenstände Giselas findet, hält er sie für die Mörderin, und es kommt zum Zerwürfnis zwischen den Eheleuten. Der Bruder des Ermordeten, Rechtsanwalt Burckhardt, tritt als Verteidiger der Frau, die er inzwischen lieben gelernt hat.

 

 

4 DVD Set: War and Peace  (1968)  * with switchable English and Spanish subtitles *

War and Peace (Russian: Voyna i mir) is a Soviet-produced film adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace.   Sergei Bondarchuk directed the film, co-wrote the screenplay and starred in the role of Pierre.  The film took 7 years to produce and cost over $100 million.  If inflation is taken into account, a film of this magnitude would cost over $700 million today, making War and Peace the most expensive film ever made. Pre-production started at Mosfilm in 1961, and filming commenced in 1963.  According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Battle of Borodino scene included 120,000 soldiers, making it one of the largest battle scenes ever filmed (comparable to the number of soldiers used to film Kolberg, which we also have in stock).  Many museums in the USSR contributed artifacts for the production design, making it one of the most elaborate films ever created.  War and Peace was one of the first films in the USSR to be shot and released in 70 mm.  The process was called Sovscope 70 in the USA and Europe, and was the Soviet version of Todd-AO, a large camera/presentation format with 6-channel stereophonic sound.  There are many hand held shots in the film, which are difficult to achieve with a 70 mm camera.  However, a special lightweight camera was devised for this film. 

 

 

Der Tunnel  (1933)

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The engineer MacAllan designs a tunnel, which will join America and Europe together on the seabed.  A group of American billionaires are financing the gigantic project, but the construction of the tunnel is proving to be as tedious as it is dangerous.  MacAllan's worst enemy is the speculator Woolf, who had embezzled the money for the construction and who is attempting to cover up his crime by carrying out acts of sabotage. 

 

Der Ingenieur Mac Allan entwirft einen Tunnel, der Amerika und Europa unterhalb des Meeresbodens verbinden soll. Eine Gruppe amerikanischer Milliardäre finanziert das gigantische Projekt, doch die Bauarbeiten gestalten sich ebenso aufwändig wie gefährlich. Ärgster Widersacher Mac Allans ist dabei der Spekulant Woolf, der Baugelder veruntreut hat und nun sein Vergehen durch Sabotageakte verschleiern will.

 


COLLECTIBLES

 


 

World War II:  Singapore Disaster  (January 1989)

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Das Volk nutzt die Macht, die DDR, 1958 - 1961

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Grosse Deutsche Kunstausstellung 1943

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The very-difficult-to-find, 1943 official catalog for the yearly exhibitions shown at the Haus der Deutschen Kunst in Munich, which contained the supposed best artworks and those most representative of politico-cultural values in the Third Reich. The catalog is made up of a 82-paged index of artworks and where they could be found in the museum; a photo section of 68 pages; and 44 pages of contemporary advertisements.

 

 

Matrosen, Soldaten, Kameraden – A photobook of the new Kriegsmarine  (1933)

127-paged book, almost entirely consisting of photos and accompanying descriptions, pictorially tells the story of the new German Navy, now rapidly expanding under the leadership of the new government in power headed by Adolf Hitler.  For the naval enthusiast, a real treat.  Book has a 1936 birthday inscription on the blank cover page.  Some age spotting and pages are a bit loose after Page 112.

 

 

Wir zogen gegen Polen  (1940)

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Almost 150 paged book with photos and a campaign map in the back of the book about the 7th Armeekorps' adventures in the Polish Campaign, which took them from Cosel north of Ratibor (Raciborz) in the Reich on an eastward path to Zamosc.  Very interesting photos and a viewpoint of the campaign from the "enemy" side of the conflict.

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WWII German Map of Poland and the German East

Map issued by Velhagen & Klasing  (Leipzig) from the 1930s, put out shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War showing the former German eastern territories as well as the Second Polish Republic. Measures approx. 30 x 31 inches. 

 

1946 Map of the Occupied Zones of Germany

Issued by the Atlanta Service in Frankfurt, this map put out after 27 September 1946, shows approval for its distribution by the military government of the occupying authorities in North Rhine Westphalia. The map has legends in German, English, French and Russian. Measures approx. 15.5  x  20.5 inches. 

 

WWII French Map of Europe

French map of Europe put out sometime in either 1940 or prior to June 1941 (as indicated by border definitions on the map [eg. Bessarabia being part of the USSR]). Quite a bit of staining and some minor tears on the folds. In addition, someone, most likely a resident of the Reich, wrote dates on parts of the map, corresponding mainly to invasion dates (thus, whoever had this map, had it in 1941, when the Germans marched into the Ukraine). Pencil marking on the blank side reads, "Europa Karte mit Herman's(ed.- ?) Feldzug", indicating this map was probably taken as booty in occupied France and brought "home" to be used to record the progress of an individual soldier during the earlier stages of the War. Measures approx. 39 x 35 inches. 

 

Nazi Germany and Croatia Banknote, Coin and Stamp Set # 79

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Nazi Germany and Croatia Banknote, Coin and Stamp Set # 11

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Nazi Germany Banknote, Coin and Stamp Set # 26

 


 

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