Linen from Ireland
Linen from Ireland (German: Leinen aus Irland) is a 1939 German drama film directed by Heinz Helbig and starring Otto Treßler, Irene von Meyendorff, and Friedl Haerlin. It was part of an ongoing campaign of anti-Semitism in German cinema of the era, and also attacked Britain with whom Germany was at war by the time of the film's release.
|Linen from Ireland|
|Directed by||Heinz Helbig|
|Music by||Anton Profes|
|Distributed by||Bavaria Film|
It was made as a co-production between the German company Bavaria Film and the Austrian Wien Film which had been created following the Anschluss of 1938. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert A. Dietrich and Artur Gunther.
In Bavaria in 1909 a Jewish employee of a textile company begins importing cheaper linen from Ireland, sabotaging local production and threatening many of the workers with unemployment. Eventually his scheme is exposed.
- Otto Treßler as Präsident Kettner
- Irene von Meyendorff as Lilly, seine Tochter
- Friedl Haerlin as Frau von Gebhardt
- Oskar Sima as Der Minister
- Georg Alexander as Freiherr v. Falsz-Pennwiel
- Hans Olden as v. Kalinski
- Tibor Halmay as Horvath v. Arpad-Fálvâ
- Rolf Wanka as Dr. Goll
- Karl Skraup as Alois Hubermayer
- Siegfried Breuer as Dr. Kuhn
- Fritz Imhoff as Pollack
- Maria Olszewska as Frau von Kalinski
- Anny Kupfner as Wanda von Kalinski
- Ernst Arnold as Dr. Seligmann
- Richard Waldemar
- Robert Valberg as Adjutant des Ministers
- Rudolf Carl as Portier im Miniserium
- Karl Kneidinger as Bieringen, Buchhalter
- Ernst Nadherny
- Otto Schmöle as Nagel
- Wilhelm Sichra as Leinenweber
- Oskar Wegrostek as Wenzel, Leinenweber
- Oskar Werner as Hotelpage
- Rentschler p. 153
- Rentschler, Eric (1996). The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-57640-7.