Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Ohm Krüger. Der Emil Jannings-Film der Tobis. Erste und Zweite Folge. (Ohm Krüger. The Emil Jannings-Film of the Tobis. (2 vols.)[WITH A TOTAL OF 24 SILVER PRINTS]

Berlin: Tobis, 1941. Original photograph(s). Loose leaf. Othello (1922), Quo Vadis (1924), Faust (Mephisto 1926), Blue Angel (1930) Ohm Kröger (1941)

Quartos. 1 leaf, 12 silver prints in each volume. Original cream portfolio with with blue, respectively green lettering on cover. Ohm Krüger was a major anti-British propaganda film produced by the Nazis during the war. Like other films in the same vain, it focused on countries with troubled relations with Britain. Among other productions of the same kind were "The Fox of Glenarvon" (1940) and "My Life for Ireland" (1941). The film was directed by Hans Steinhoff and the first to be awarded the "Film of the Nation" award and was rereleased in 1944. The film was based on the novel "Mann ohne Volk" by Arnold Krieger.

The introduction describes Ohm Krüger as a trendsetting film depicting the life of the President of the South African Republic, Paulus Krüger, from 1883-1900 and the enthralling fate of the people fighting for independence from the British Empire, and the eventual defeat by the British during the Boer War. Featuring Emil Jannings and Lucie Höflich as well as other prominent German actors. Each portfolio contains twelve full size silver prints depicting scenes from the movie. Text in German. First volume with some foxing along edges of front cover, second volume, back covers and flaps with light foxing. Photos in very good condition. Good to very good condition. Item #50635

Price: $1,500.00

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