Das Feuerschiff

Das Feuerschiff

BR Deutschland 1962/1963, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Lightship


The film version of Sigfried Lenz′ novella of the same name was to become the last film of screenwriter Curt Siodmak. The movie tells the story of the indomitable captain Freytag who together with his son gives shelter to three castaways. He realizes too late, that he actually helped three gangsters on the run. Dr. Caspary, leader and spokesman of the gang, demands to alter the position of his lightship, which Freytag′s sense of duty doesn′t allow him to do. Some members of his crew are determined to overpower the gangsters, but Freytag warns them against the use of violence. He wants to avoid any bloodshed even though his son might regard him as a coward. When Caspary tries to win the crew over through bribing and threatening, the situation on board gets out of control.

Remake: The Light Ship, USA 1985, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski.

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Credits

Director:Ladislao Vajda
Screenplay:Kurt Siodmak
Director of photography:Heinz Pehlke
Editing:Hermann Ludwig
Music:Peter Sandloff
  
Cast: 
James Robertson JusticeKapitän Johann Freytag
Helmut WildtDr. Caspary
Dieter BorscheSteuermann Rethorn
Pinkas BraunFunker Philippi
Michael HinzFred Freytag
Georg LehnGombert
Günter MackZumpe
Simon MartinMartin
Werner PetersTrittel
Sieghardt RuppEugen
Wolfgang VölzSoltow
  
Production company:Fono-Film GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Hermann Schwerin

All Credits

Director:Ladislao Vajda
Assistant director:Helmut Kirchammer
Screenplay:Kurt Siodmak
based on:Siegfried Lenz (Erzählung)
Director of photography:Heinz Pehlke
Camera operator:Günther Knuth
Assistant camera:Ralf Menke
Still photography:Gabriele Du Vinage
Production design:Johannes Ott, Wilhelm Vierhaus
Property master:Klaus Hasse
Stand-by props:Sylvester Schnapke
Make-up artist:Heinz Stamm
Costumes:Herbert Lieske
Editing:Hermann Ludwig
Sound:Helmut Geist, Erwin Tews
Music:Peter Sandloff
  
Cast: 
James Robertson JusticeKapitän Johann Freytag
Helmut WildtDr. Caspary
Dieter BorscheSteuermann Rethorn
Pinkas BraunFunker Philippi
Michael HinzFred Freytag
Georg LehnGombert
Günter MackZumpe
Simon MartinMartin
Werner PetersTrittel
Sieghardt RuppEugen
Wolfgang VölzSoltow
  
Production company:Fono-Film GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Praesens Film AG (Zürich)
Producer:Hermann Schwerin
Line producer:Hans Wolff
Unit production manager:Otto Meissner, Benno Kaminski
Location manager:Martin Kokowski
Shoot:09.10.1962-04.12.1962: Umgebung von Malmö, Kopenhagen; Atelier Berlin-Tempelhof
Original distributor:Columbia Filmgesellschaft mbH (Frankfurt am Main)
Length:2303 m, 84 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.02.1963, 29711, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 05.03.1963, Stuttgart, Universum

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Das Feuerschiff

Versions

Original

Length:2303 m, 84 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.02.1963, 29711, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 05.03.1963, Stuttgart, Universum
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1963
Filmband in Silber, Abenfüllende Spielfilme
Filmband in Gold, Bester Nachwuchsschauspieler
 

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