Zapatas Bande

Peter Urban Gad

T. It.: I Briganti Del Caucaso; Scen.: Peter Urban Gad; F.: Karl Freund, Axel Graatkjaer; Scgf.: Fritz Seyffert; Int.: Asta Nielsen, Max Agerty, Carl Dibbern, Senta Eichstaedt, Eri- Ch Harden, Fred Immler, Ernst Korner, Hans Lanser-Ludolff, Adele Reuter-Eichberg, Mary Scheller; Prod.: Projektions-Ag Union (Pagu); Pri. Pro.: 27 Febbraio 1914; 35mm. L.: 752 M. D.: 41′ A 16 F/S. Tinted

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

“Our famous cinema diva Asta Nielsen has carried off another great triumph in the new comedy Zapata’s Band. A brief summary of the plot: a film production company sends a group to sunny Italy to shoot a gypsy drama. A real band of robbers, however, happens to be holding out in the same region, on the run from the police. While the cinema actors are busily filming, the clever bandits avail themselves of the opportunity and steal their civilian clothes, using them to cross the border to safety. Of course the unfortunate actors are regarded as the real robbers, and face the possibility of having to pay for their sins. They are only saved from prison and the gallows by the intervention of their country’s ambassador. (…) Asta Nielsen, as the star of the group, has the possibility to once again give free rein to her saucy humour and display her versatility and agility”.

Anonymous, “Der Kinematograph”, Dusseldorf, 11 March 1914


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