People's Holiday

Søren Melson, Denmark, 1947

15 min.DK/Documentary

A fortnight's holiday with pay is now the right of every working person, man or woman, in Denmark. The new holiday law means that existing accommodation is taxed to the limit, and many organisations exist to provide cheap and pleasant holidays. The central Copenhagen office of Folke-Ferie (People's Holiday) is visited - a sort of travel agency supported by the Trade Unions and Co-Operatives. We see what is done for hikers in way of youth hostels, and visit one of the holiday towns on Falster set up by the worker's organisations, where it is possible to hire cheaply a comfortable furnished hut. We see something of a scheme to bring town and country closer together, by which town workers can spend their holidays on farms. The film ends with a plea for easier international travel so that peoples of the world can get to know each other.
Spoken English commentary.
Basic information Credits
Original title People's Holiday
Danish title People's Holiday
International titles Vacances populaires
Other titles Ferie for folket, Social Denmark IV, Feriefilm
Keywords Denmark, Holiday, Travel agencies, Dansk Folkeferie, Outdoor recreation, Tourism, Hostels, Marielyst, Beaches, Family life, Farm holiday, Harvesting, Ferry services, 1940-1949
Director Søren Melson
Screenplay Poul Henningsen
Producer Arthur Elton
Director of Photography Erik Ole Olsen
Sound Erik Rasmussen
Composer Bernhard Christensen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral, Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau
Technical info 410 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Sound
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Production company Palladium
Commissioned by Arbejds- og Socialministeriet, Ministeriernes Filmudvalg
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral, Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau


Direction Søren Melson


Script Poul Henningsen


Producer Arthur Elton


Cinematography Erik Ole Olsen


Music Bernhard Christensen


Sound Erik Rasmussen


eng. version Colin Wills
fr. version M. (Fru) Hermansen
fr. version Francois Coustère

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