De maarschalksstaf

Summary

On the occasion of the opening of his third department store, Engelbrecht Masker addresses the assembled staff and tells them his motto: "You all have the marshal's baton in your knapsack!" He relates how he once went from door to door selling sandpaper but is now the proud owner of three department stores. He is presented with a marshal's baton by the staff. Masker is not happy about his daughter Elza keeping company with Gerard van Mens, the acting manager of a co-operative store, and throws her out of the house when she decides to marry Gerard. Masker swears that he will smash the co-operative store. He is elected a member of the town council and his department stores flourish. Elza visits her father and invites him to come and meet his grandchild. The next day, in Elza's house, a discussion is held about the capitalistic and the co-operative manners of doing business. Elza manages to convert her father. A month later, Masker makes over his department stores to the co-operative society. His son-in-law becomes the new manager. Then, at last, Masker is allowed to admire his grandchild.

Information

original title
De maarschalksstaf
production year
1929
censorship date
16-10-1929
release date
01-10-1929
country
Netherlands
category
Fictional
director
production company

Cast

Actor

Technical notations

original length
1956
censorship length
1956
sound
Silent
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
5

Resources

G. Donaldson, Of Joy and Sorrow. A Filmography of Dutch Silent Fiction, Amsterdam (1997), p. 273


Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; 8151)

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