Welt im Film 146/1948 12.03.1948


01 updates soon a. India: Gandhi's ashes Indians moving masses. Decorated car, accompanied by his sons, the urn containing the ashes of Gandhi's. Water vehicle drives the ashes in the Ganges River. The ashes will be scattered in the water.
(30 m) b. Henry Ford Jr. in Cologne the Ford works, total. Henry Ford get out of car. He visited the factory. Henry Ford driving the 10.000. Ford truck off the Assembly line since the war. Ford trucks.
(17 m) c. King Leopold of Belgium in Havana King Leopold, great. His wife Liana Réthy and Crown Prince Baudouin side by side, great. Baudouin, great.
(9 m) 2 England: the world's best in the table tennis women's single: Gisella Farcas, Hungary, playing against Vera Thomas, England, and prevails. Gisella Farcas Cup, great. Men's individual: Bergmann, England, plays against Vana of Czechoslovakia, and WINS. Bergmann is complimented with Cup. Men's double: Vana and Sankar, Czechoslovakia, win the World Championship.
(30 m) 03. streiflichter from Germany a. Göttingen: Founding of the Max Planck Gesellschaft Otto Hahn speaks, total and big. Bust of Max Planck, great. Otto Hahn is President of the society. People clap.
(18 m) Munich: discussion with Carl Zuckmayer about "The Devil's General" Carl Zuckmayer on the lectern, half-close in a public discussion. Zuckmayer, great. Under present Paul Dahlke, big. Young people ask o-ton: "I believe that the tragic figure, which Mr Zuckmayer Mr Zuckmayer near us, brought us we see boys in this piece, is the Lieutenant Hartmann." Carl Zuckmayer about Oderbruch, o-ton: "for me the Oderbruch was, if I may say this once, a kind of self solution. That the move from a desire to act, he performs the in the piece as acting figure, this is just the expression of what many people felt and suffered have. I think it belongs to the deepest suffering, a person can be granted, what this Oderbruch making out, he turns and he takes through its act entirely on himself."
(31 m) 04. homemade blue mist shield is tobacco Exchange place ' Strunken purchase. People with bundles of tobacco in front of the House. The leaves are weighed in the collection. The supplier receives packets with fermented tobacco. Bales are stored. Tobacco in the slicer. Packaging machine. Tobacco packages on the Assembly line. Smoking spreads whistle, large.
(43 m) 05. The sound performs miracles ultrasound device. Experiments with ultrasound at American University. A siren sound waves can swirl messed up balls in the glass tube. Sound develops mechanical energy. Sound developed heat and lit a pipe. Pipe-smoker, big. Sound waves can shatter glass. Sound makes fog.
(39 m) 06. Germany today: at risk youth young people are on the street, between rubble and found near train stations. Police take away young people. Young girls peel potatoes in a care home. Girl in the kitchen and on the sewing machine. Knit two girls. Young men wash in the laundry room. Clean up of the sleeping room. Lessons in school. Shoemaker's workshop. Boy sewing sewing machine and by hand to suit. Boys at the bakery before oven in the carpentry shop, in the game of chess, table tennis.
(68 m) 07 pictures from all over the world a. France: Rhône dam construction of the power plant. The floodgates are open. The water flows into a canal. Waterfall of the Rhone tauwerkes.
(17 m) b. Japan: phone without change phone booth. Japanese pays with paper money. Operator on the Fernamt. Cashier empties the telephone. Japanese girl counting the money.
(18 m) c. Labrador: parachute dogs of Notgelandetes aircraft along font SOS. Arctic dogs are thrown into rescue aircraft on parachutes out of the plane. Dogs hanging on the parachutes. Wags the dog. Landing the dogs. Sled is discarded. Doctor jumps down with parachute. Dogs pulling sled to aircraft. Verwundeter is then transported away on sleds.
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Persons in the Film

Bergmann, Richard ; Baudouin I. von Belgien ; Dahlke, Paul ; Ford, Henry junior ; Gandhi, Mahatmah ; Hahn, Otto ; Leopold von Belgien ; Planck, Max ; Rethy von, Liane ; Zuckmayer, Carl ; Farcas, Gisella ; Stipek ; Thomas, Vera ; Vana


London ; France ; Munich ; Labrador ; Japan ; India ; Cologne ; Germany ; Berlin ; United States ; Havana ; Göttingen


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Banking, banking ; Organizations ; Dogs ; India ; Youth ; Education, youth ; skydiving, skydiving ; Police ; Smoking ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; Bobsleigh ; table tennis ; Deaths, funerals ; Buildings ; automotive engineering, automotive ; automotive industry ; Cultural events ; Holiday ; Water ; water emergency ; Science ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; finance ; Dogs ; Sports honors ; aftermath of war


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75th Anniversary of the Premiere of "The Devil's General" (December 14, 1946)

Carl Zuckmayer's "Des Teufels General" is one of the most important and most frequently performed plays of the immediate post-war period. The play is about the eponymous General Harras, who despised National Socialism. However, out of love for flying, he entered into a Faustian pact with the regime. In the end, suicide offered the only way out.

The play was based on the German aviation hero and master general Ernst Udet, whose suicide in 1941 was covered up by Nazi propaganda. Zuckmayer had learned of his friend's death through a newspaper notice while in exile in the U.S. and thereupon began work on the play. Shortly after the writer—who had become famous with "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" (The Captain of Kopenick)—returned to Europe, "Des Teufels General" debuted in Zurich in 1946. A year later, the drama was also staged in Germany, where it was performed over 3,000 times in the 1940s alone. A first radio play version was produced during this period, followed in 1955 by the film version directed by Helmut Käutner and starring Curd Jürgens. In view of current political events - the author presumably referred to the Eichmann trial as well as the upcoming Auschwitz trials - he withdrew his work in 1963, fearing that it could be misused as an "apology of a certain type of participant". Four years later, a revised version was premiered at Berlin's Schillertheater—it still appears regularly on the playbills today.

Early on Zuckmayer was accused of trivialization. He later admitted with resignation that the success of the play possibly didn’t have that much to do with the audience’s critical reflection of the past, but rather with its identification with his dashing hero.

More video clips on this subject

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