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Jonny's Gang short comedy

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.545.12 | RG Number: RG-60.7039 | Film ID: 4417

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    Jonny's Gang short comedy


    German titles: “Das Ende von Jonnys Gang” “Jonny's Gang: Hans Inderka, Holly Fischer, Friedl Schreier, Holly Adam, Gust Kestranek.” “Jonnys Freundinnen: Thea Herrmann, Tr. Krautschneider, Lari Novotna, Helga Bosraug.” “Das letzte Opfer: Herma Schwammenhofer” “Detektive von Scottland Yard: Fredl Kerpes, Herbert Adam, Walter Schubert, Richard Inderka, Theo Spitzer” “Aufnahmen. Walter Hausner.” “Mitglied des Klubs der Kino-Amateure Österreichs”

    Comedy film about “Jonnys Gang”. People dancing very closely. A woman hangs her arm over a mustached man. CU, man’s tattoo. Three men around a table, smoking. Cut-in with CU of woman (the victim). Back to men smoking, one wields a knife, another a gun. Man reads a newspaper and scowls at the mustached man (Jonny) and his girlfriend. He throws her off his lap, pushes over the table, and fights the newspaper man. The gang defends the mustached man, and his girlfriend returns to his lap. 01:02:20 Three women walk down the sidewalk. Jonnys Gang (4 men) walk towards them, look them over, and walk close to a building. The newspaper man in a trenchcoat and hat crouches, sneaks behind the gang, and into the door of a house. Jonnys Gang climbs into the window of the house, while the newspaper man, with a fake beard and pistol, exits the door. Jonnys Gang kidnaps a tied-up woman through the window of the house, and take her past a man in a hat (officer?) who attempts to stop them. The man with the beard and pistol follows the Gang, and then reveals his identity to the officer. Jonnys Gang tries to make a run for it. The officer? blows a whistle for the good guys to catch Jonnys Gang who escape into a tunnel and evade being caught. 01:04:32 Friends at the beach. CUs. The men swing a woman back and forth over the sand. They wrestle around on the beach, in water, and on grass. CUs. 01:05:30 Jonnys Gang arrives with the kidnapped woman, followed closely by the “good guys” in trenchcoats. They fight, Jonnys Gang is triumphant. Film ends with Walter Hausner’s logo at 01:06:01

    01:06:02 CUs friends in a park. Sightseeing in Paris, street scenes, traffic. Eiffel Tower. Flowering trees in a park, swans in lake, statue in columns, large building (blurry).
    Event:  approximately 1930-1933
    Vienna, Austria
    Paris, France
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Elizabeth Hausner
    Camera Operator: Walter Hausner
    Walter Hausner (April 24, 1914-February 5, 2003) was a member of the Austrian amateur film society in Vienna. His father, Ferdinand (1883-1957) owned a firm for fabrics and fashion articles with factories in Vienna and Jihlava, Czechoslovakia with business partner Siegfried Furst. Walter’s mother, Wilhelmina Bloch, died from cancer in 1937. Walter and Ferdinand managed to leave Vienna together just before the plebiscite in March 1938 on a plane which was brought down in Berlin. The Nazis required Ferdinand to supply an inventory of his assets. His friend and fashion designer, Claire Rennai, had a visa to go to the United States and married Ferdinand to help him get out of Austria. Walter made it to England where he had planned to establish another factory for the family textile firm. He was interned as an enemy alien. Walter later served in the British Army, where he met a singer, Irene Jones (1921-2014) performing for the troops. They married and emigrated to the New York region in 1948.

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    • Master 4417 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal
      Master 4417 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal
      Master 4417 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal
      Master 4417 Film: positive - 9.5 mm - b&w - original reversal

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    Elizabeth Hausner
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    The Museum does not own the copyright for this material and does not have authority to authorize third party use. For permission, please contact the rights holder, Ms. Elizabeth Hausner.

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    Film Provenance
    The amateur films made by Walter Hausner and other family belongings were smuggled out of Austria in textile crates as the Hausner family fled Nazism. In March 2019, Walter Hausner’s daughter, Elizabeth, contacted Colorlab to digitize the films and she donated the collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in December 2019.
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    Elizabeth Hausner
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    Source Archive Number: Reel 2
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    2024-02-21 07:56:04
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