Super 8mm | 4 x 120m/400ft | B&W | Silent
Print condition: see description | Plain boxes
From Wikipedia: “Zeemansvrouwen [Sailors’ Wives] (1930) is a Dutch film directed by Henk Kleinmann, and was intended to be the first ever sound film produced in the Netherlands. Instead, it became the last official Dutch silent film.” Melodrama about a seaman from Amsterdam who becomes involved in a love triangle. With Harry Boda, Josephine Schetser, Raas Luijben. Silent with Dutch intertitles.
Zeemansvrouwen, an important feature in Dutch film history which was re-released by the Eye Filmmuseum a number of years ago, is an almost unique find on super 8mm. It was released by an unknown Dutch company, and probably only a few prints were made, as this is the only copy we have come across in years of collecting. Unfortunately, our copy is incomplete: it lacks the fourth of the seven parts or “Aktes” (which is Dutch for the reels originally used in cinemas). Still, a fascinating film which should be not too hard to follow for non-Dutch speakers.
Print condition varies, but is good most of the time. Some parts have more wear, although this is wear in the source material (white lines) most of the time. The print has some splices. We also noticed that a few short scenes have not been printed well (too light); these should perhaps be edited out, but we leave that decision to the next owner. This print is sold “as is”.
Actual length of the print (not counting the footage of the missing part) is about 425m/1400ft. The six parts come on four 120m/400ft reels. As the third reel with parts 5 and 6 is very full, we include the empty reel of the lost fourth part, which could be used to respool.