Gestoorde hengelaar

Gestoorde hengelaar (English: Disturbed Angler) was the first Dutch fictional film,[1][2][3] made by M.H. Laddé[4] in 1896 and was produced by the studio Eerst Nederlandsch Atelier tot het vervaardigen van Films voor de Bioscoop en Cinematograaf van M.H. Laddé en J.W. Merkelbach.[5]

Gestoorde hengelaar
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Lion Solser and Piet Hesse, the comedians who starred in Gestoorde hengelaar
Directed byM.H. Laddé
J.W. Merkelbach
Produced byM.H. Laddé
StarringLion Solser
Piet Hesse
CinematographyM.H. Laddé
Distributed byEerst Nederlandsch Atelier tot het vervaardigen van Films voor de Bioscoop en Cinematograaf van M.H. Laddé en J.W. Merkelbach
Grand Théatre Edison (Christiaan Slieker)
Release date
29 November 1896
LanguageDutch
Advertisement for the traveling cinema of Christiaan Slieker in the Utrechtsch Dagblad
Christiaan Slieker's traveling cinema Grand Théatre Edison, which showed Gestoorde hengelaar for the first time in Utrecht, the Netherlands

The short silent film was first shown by the traveling cinema Grand Théatre Edison of Christiaan Slieker[6] on Sunday 29 November 1896 in the Parktuin Tivoli in Utrecht.[1][7]

The film was not preserved and no known photos were taken of it. That means that it is a lost film.

It is only known that Gestoorde hengelaar was a slapstick comedy scene (with Lion Solser and Piet Hesse, who were then popular Dutch comedians) from the flyer which Slieker distributed.[1]

The film was shown in Slieker's cinema using a cinematograph, made by H.O. Foersterling & Co from Berlin, Germany.[6] A fairground organ provided music during the film's showing.[7]

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  • (in Dutch) A. Briels, Komst en plaats van de Levende Photographie op de kermis. Een filmhistorische verkenning, Assen (1973), p. 30
  • (in Dutch) K. Dibbets & F. van der Maden (red.), Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse film en bioscoop tot 1940, Weesp (1986), p. 19
  • G. Donaldson, Of Joy and Sorrow. A Filmography of Dutch Silent Fiction, Amsterdam (1997), p. 51

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