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The New Landlord

The New Landlord

Release Date: December 21, 1935

Year    :   1935
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Romance, Drama
Production Companies    :   Hunnia Filmgyár, Hirsch and Tsuk
Director    :   Béla Gaál
Producers    :   Lajos Hirsch, Imre Tsuk
Writers    :   Béla Gaál, Mór Jókai, Sándor Hunyady
RunTime    :   103 mins.

Az Uj Foldesur (The New Squire) was based on a novel by popular Hungarian author Maurice Jokal, whose many works had previously been largely ignored. After the wars of 1848, a retired Austrian army officer "returns to the soil" as a gentleman farmer in Hungary in the 1850s. The old campaigner is the father of two daughters: One of the girls comes to a sad end thanks to the malfeasances of a handsome spy, but the other has a happier fate when she falls in love with a Hungarian POW. The underlying theme is brotherhood, as the formerly warring Austrians and Hungarians at last find a common ground. Az Uj Foldesur was nearly twice as expensive as the average Hungarian film -- but at $40,000, its budget was a drop in the bucket compared to a typical Hollywood production.


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