Linen for Ireland (1939)

  |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda film that "shows" how Jewish textile company owners are sabotaging the German linen industry by buying linen from Ireland instead of having it produced in "the Fatherland".


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Heinz Helbig


Stefan von Kamare (comedy), Harald Bratt (screenplay), Philipp von Zeska

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30 November 2014 | Mozjoukine
Engaging Thirties Light comedy.
Surprisingly for a film with a Nazi propaganda pedigree, this one has a very Viennese sureness of touch. It could be from the makers of ROMANZE IN MOLLE (Breuer is in both) even if it's not that good.

The 150 year Bavarian linen business is bought out by nasty Breuer, who plans on putting all the honest weavers out of work by importing cheap linen from Ireland. His evil plot is to take over the Czech Libussa Linen company and win the owner's daughter, the fetching Frauline Von Meyendorf as a blonde. This gets to hinge on the romance between Irena and upright young ministry official Wanka. Will he sacrifice his integrity to win her? Will she have him abandon his best qualities to save her firm?

Nicely made, it comes with a ball room scene and a floral parade to space the material in the solid looking studio interiors.

The villains are Jewish and the linen comes from the British Empire but it wouldn't be hard to find worse examples in English speaking movies.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


Release Date:

16 October 1939



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