Old Barge, Young Love (1957 film)
|Alter Kahn und junge Liebe|
|Directed by||Hans Heinrich|
|Produced by||Werner Dau|
|Written by||Hans Heinrich|
|Music by||Gerd Natschinski|
|Edited by||Hildegard Tegener, Ferdinand Weintraub|
|Distributed by||Progress Film|
Skipper Vollbeck leads a small group of barges traveling down the Havel from Berlin to Waren. To meet his debtors' demands, he loaded his ship with cement almost beyond its capability to carry. Horst, the skipper of one of the other boats, and Vollbeck's son Kalle both fall in love with the older skipper's niece Anna, who joined the journey. Eventually, she chooses Kalle and they marry, after the barges manage to make it to Waren.
- Alfred Maack as Heinrich Borchert
- Erika Dunkelmann as Marie
- Götz George as Karl 'Kalle'
- Gustav Püttjer as Herrmann Vollbeck
- Maria Häussler as Anne Vollbeck
- Kurt Schmidtchen as Ernst
- Horst Naumann as Horst Richter
- Uwe Torsten as Buttje
- Elfie Dugal as lady
- Waltraud Kogel as the assistant
- Alice Prill as secretary
The film was one of the more light-hearted DEFA productions of the second half of the 1950s, created after a wave of highly ideological films were negatively received by the public. According to author Heinz Kersten, it had only "a modest saying on the matters of society" and was "entertainment". It was Götz George's first major role on the screen.
The West German Catholic Film Service described the film as "having several clumsy moments. Generally, an undemanding piece of entertainment." The World Stage newspaper's critic dubbed as "dramatically dull."
- Alter Kahn und junge Liebe on Defa Foundation's website.
- Heinz Kersten. Das Filmwesen in der Sowjetischen Besatzungszone Deutschlands. Bundesministerium für Gesamtdeutsche Fragen (1963). ASIN B0000BK48Q. page 90.
- Alter Kahn und junge Liebe on cinema.de.
- Alter Kahn und junge Liebe on the German Film Lexicon.
- Die Weltbühne, no.11, 1957.
- Old Barge, Young Love on IMDb
- Alter Kahn und junge Liebe on filmportal.de
- Alter Kahn und junge Liebe original poster on ostfilm.de
- Alter Kahn und junge Liebe on PROGRESS' website.
- Alter Kahn und junge Liebe on DEFA Sternstunden.