fishing boats


Documentary about the city of Vlissingen.

Documentary by filmmaker Willy Mullens about the sights and attractions of Vlissingen. The intertitles offer historical background information. As in many of Mullens' ‘city films’, this film begins with a panoramic shot filmed from a tower. The city, the Scheldt river, and the city’s industries are shown. The documentary devotes considerable attention to the ports and the shipyards, to pilotage, and to the Vlissingen heroes Michiel de Ruyter and Frans Naerebout.


Documentary about UrkDocumentary about the people of Urk, consisting mainly of shots of women, men, and children in traditional costume, posing for the camera. The film was probably shot on a public holiday. We see several women doing their daily work: hanging the laundry, and fetching water from the pump. A postman comes along with the letters.

Op hoop van zegen

The ship-owner Bos has become a rich man whose conscience is not troubled by his knowingly sending out unseaworthy fishing boats. Kniertje, a widow who has lost her husband and two sons at sea, works for Bos as charwoman and is kindly treated by his daughter Clementine. Kniertje lives with her two remaining sons, Geert and Barend, and her niece Jo, who is engaged to Geert. Geert is in the navy and Barend does whatever work he can find. During a dance evening in the local café, Geert fights with his superior officer who has insulted Jo, and for this he is sent to gaol.

Het 25-jarig regeeringsjubileum van H.M. koningin Wilhelmina

Documentary on the occasion of Queen Wilhelmina’s 25th anniversary of rule.

This anniversary film, compiled by Haghe Film, consists mainly of footage that Willy Mullens had shot of the royal family in previous years. The film includes e.g. footage of the solidarity demonstration that took place on the Malieveld in The Hague in November of 1918. It also includes excerpts from Mullens' Leger- en vlootfilm (1917).