De Jantjes

Jaap Speyer Feature film - 1934 - 88 min.

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Upon its release, the 'first sound-film in the Netherlands' had to wait for the prestige project Willem van Oranje (G. J. Teunissen, 1934), but this flopped terribly. De Jantjes was a critical and commercial success. The first film from the Cinetone Studios ('Holland's Hollywood') is also the first Jordaan film, with a straightforward plot involving love, jealousy and unemployment among discharged marines, and sing-alongs like Omdat ik zoveel van je hou. In 2007 admitted to the "Canon van de Nederlandse Film", a list of the most important Dutch films.


Director(s) Jaap Speyer
Producer(s) Loet Barnstijn
Leo Meijer
Production Company
Filmfabriek Hollandia
Director of Photography
Henk Alsem
Akos Farkas
Hanna Kuijt
Sound Design
Hermann Dankert
E. Weiss
Production Country