Clever Cannibals

Lau Lauritzen Sr., Denmark, 1929

120 min.DK/FeatureFairy tale, ComedySilent films

Spirits are always high at the quayside pub The Red Rabbit. One day, adventurers Pat and Patachon come by to look for work. Their luck is in! A police raid sends all the staff to prison. On the spur of the moment, two women from the upper-middle class decide to study the life of the common people by paying them a visit. A brawl ensues, and Pat and Patachon chivalrously bring the two women to safety – or so they think! Before they know it, all four end up aboard a steamer in the pitch black of night, on their way to new adventures and unknown, dangerous shores.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Hallo! Afrika forude!
Danish title Hallo! Afrika forude!
International titles Kannibalen, Pat und Patachon als Kanibalen
Director Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Screenplay Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Director of Photography Carlo Bentsen, Frederik Fuglsang
Appearance Carl Schenstrøm, Harald Madsen, Anton de Verdier, Solveig Oderwald-Lander
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium
Technical info 2655 meter, 35 mm, 1,33:1, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 03.10.1929
Cinemas World Cinema
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Palladium
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium


Direction Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Script Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Cinematography Carlo Bentsen
Cinematography Frederik Fuglsang


Fyrtaarnet Carl Schenstrøm
Bivognen Harald Madsen
Lord Wednesbury Anton de Verdier
Lordens datter Solveig Oderwald-Lander
Lordens datter Katy Valentin
Kaptajnen Holger Reenberg
Styrmanden Karl Jørgensen
Kokken Jørgen Lund
Passageren Christian Schrøder
En ung herre Torkil Lauritzen
En ung herre Alex Suhr
Tjener Ib Schønberg
Appearance Kai Holm
Appearance Henry Nielsen

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