Mohr und die Raben von London

Mohr und die Raben von London

DDR 1968, Spielfilm

Inhalt


London in 1856. Karl Marx is living in exile in the British capital. One day, "Mohr", as Marx is called by his friends, meets the 13-year old worker′s son Joe. The boy works every day for twelve hours in a spinning mill and even has to work night shifts although that violates current rules. Marx tries to end the illegal activities of the spinning mill owner and one night shows up at the mill together with an inspector. But his foray is undermined by a robbery by the rebellious raven gang that is led by Joe′s brother Billy. The spinning mill owner of course takes this chance to blame his young workers for the theft. But Marx is not let astray and does not stop to fight against child labour. Furthermore, he tries to get the members of the raven gang back on the straight and narrow – with success.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Helmut Dziuba
Assistant director:Doris Borkmann
Screenplay:Margot Beichler, Helmut Dziuba
Scenario:Gudrun Deubener
based on:Ilse Korn (Roman), Vilmos Korn (Roman)
Director of photography:Helmut Bergmann
Still photography:Detlef Hertelt, Heinz Wenzel, Klaus Zähler
Production design:Harry Leupold (Szenenbild)
Set construction:Franz F. Fürst, Walter Rüddigkeit, Norbert Günther
Make-up artist:Günter Hermstein, Inge Merten, Hans-Günter Schulz
Costume design:Katrin Johnsen
Editing:Bärbel Weigel
Sound:Konrad Walle
Music:Peter Rabenalt
  
Cast: 
Alfred MüllerKarl Marx
Barbara AdolphJenny Marx
Marina ProppLaura Marx
Christina DaumJenny Marx, jung
Mathias RedweikEdgar Marx
Barbara DittusLenchen Demut
Helmut StraßburgerFriedrich Engels
Thomas KarlJoe Kling
Ruth KommerellMary Kling
Wolfgang SasseVater Kling
Ina MerkelBecky
Peter ReusseBilly, der King
Axel DietrichSpely
Jörg GeorgeJim
Jörg GillnerOliver
Manfred RichterJack
Wolfgang GreeseBell
Hannjo HasseMr. Cross
Gerry WolffCollins
Christoph EngelMr. Cuttle
Siegfried FiebigBlack
Herbert KörbsDr. Webbs
Walter LendrichAnderson
Siegfried WeißMr. Ender
Albert ZahnPotter
Gurdun LenskiKat
Karin EnsslenSally
Frank LaskusRichard
Michael NaumannMacky
Detlef SommerJimmy
Hans Hardt-HardtloffPatt, der Pfandleiher
Ezard HaußmannCellist
Hans KleringSchaffner
Frank MichelisWächter
Hannes StelzerSmith
Hans-Rudolf SchwarzeBurner
Hildegard FrieseHöckerin
Rose BeckerFrau
Heide Kipp2. Frau
Eugen EschnerJunger Mann
Gerhard RacholdBetrunkener
Willy SchmitzSchaffner
Ulrich AnschützGecke
Uwe Schmidt2. Gecke
Kurt SchmenglerKassierer
Rolf HoppeBankier
Friedrich TeitgeLakai
Otto Krieg-HelbigWackelwirt
Emmi ThomassenDame mit Hündchen
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Berlin")
Unit production manager:Manfred Renger
Location manager:Manfred Peetz, Karl-Heinz Marzahn
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2604m, 95min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:s/w, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 22.03.1969, Halle

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Mohr und die Raben von London

Versions

Original

Length:2604m, 95min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:s/w, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 22.03.1969, Halle