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Die Frauen von Folies Bergères
director: Max Obal
year: 1926
country: Germany
alternative titles: Tanzszenen aus Stumm- und Tonfilmen, Tillergirls und Skala-Girls
The scene starts with an IT: "Hoppla, hoch das Bein, das ist unsere Devise. Die Original John Tiller Girls, oft kopiert nie erreicht" ("Whoops, up the leg, that's our motto. The Original John Tiller Girls, often copied but never matched.") (frame scan 1). Long shot of the stage with the dancing girls wearing big round hats in front of a big curtain (frame scan 2). Some girls in medium close-up (frame scan 3). Another long shot: All girls in a row. Then another medium close-up and a long shot. Medium close-up of the legs. Long shot. Probably stencil coloured.
Jeanpaul Goergen, Deutsche Kinemathek, 10.12.2008
Screenplay: Max Obal.
Director of Photography: Giovanni Vitrotti.
Music: Felix Bartsch.
Set Design: Hermann Warm.
Cast: Carl Auen, Josephine Baker, Pépa Bonafé, Hilde Jennings, Margarete Lanner, Original John Tiller Girls Trio, Claire Rommer, Julius von Szöreghy.
Production Company: Candofilm Verleih und Vertrieb GmbH, Berlin.
Length: 6 acts, 1870m.
Format: 35 mm, 1:1.33.
Picture/Sound: b/w, silent.
Censorship Details: 16 Dec 1926, B.14440, ban for young people.
Première: 9 Feb 1927, Berlin.
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The Deutsche Kinemathek's fragment contains only one scene from this film, occurring after the 11th title of the 5th act (identified via the censorship card, ref number ZK B 14440, available in the Kinemathek's 'Schriftgutarchiv').
Jeanpaul Goergen, Deutsche Kinemathek, 10.12.2008
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