Ridders zonder harnas
Children’s film in which a number of boy scouts find themselves in the Middle Ages.
A group of boy scouts is camping out in the countryside. At night the scout leader reads to them from an old book given to one of the boys by an antiquarian in Amsterdam. It is about a knight from the Middle Ages and his page who have fallen asleep after drinking a magic potion. One of the boy scouts dreams that he finds the knight and his page and brings them to the camp. The point being made is that boy scouts are modern day knights.
Like Jongenskamp and Father Van Sasse van IJsselt’s films (De club van de zwarte panter and Het geheim van de Valkenhorst) Ridders zonder harnas was a semi-professional 16mm film that was shown during matinees at youth clubs.
Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; N1841)