Annie Bos

Toffe jongens onder de mobilisatie (Fine Fellows during the Mobilisation)
R: Jan van Dommelen (BFI: Maurits H. Binger). D: Annie Bos, Louis van Dommelen, Nelly De Heer, Sien De la Mar-Kloppers, Roosje Ménagé-Challa, Jan van Dommelen. P: Maurits Binger/Filmfabriek Hollandia. NL 1914
Print: EYE

“Part 1. Because of the mobilization, a baron, a school teacher and a farmer are called up to do military service. They are billeted in the same house, where the ladies mistake the farmer for the baron. While the farmer is paid all kinds of attentions and lavishly dined and wined, the baron is relegated to the kitchen where he has to be satisfied with the scraps.

Copy held by EYE Film Instituut Nederland (probably part 3): Adèle goes to the beach at Zandvoort with the girls of her boarding-school class. She and her best friend frolic in the sea with two soldiers. When they get dressed after their swim, the girls put on the soldiers’ uniforms and the soldiers put on the girls’ dresses. The girls march off to the barracks and the soldiers go to the boarding-school. Of course, their playful deception is soon discovered. At the boarding-school, where a curtain is hung up to separate them, the girls and the soldiers change back into their own clothing.”
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“Toffe jongens onder de mobilisatie was produced by Filmfabriek Hollandia, the most significant Dutch film production company of the 1910s.  Hollandia was founded in Haarlem in 1914 as a successor to a production company established two years prior, and went on to produce a large number of documentary and fiction films until declaring bankruptcy in 1923.  Although it doesn’t seem to have had a great deal of export success, Hollandia films were a healthy domestic draw during the teens, especially the films of its main star, Annie Bos.”
Silents, Please!

D: Annie Bos. P: Maurits Binger/Filmfabriek Hollandia. NL 1914
Print: EYE Film Amsterdam

About Annie Bos:
“She was popular through the teens in Holland, graduating from slight social comedies to melodramatic diva roles in imitation of the Italian actresses Lyda Borelli and Francesca Bertini. She started out in comedies about two naive Dutch girls, Mijntje and Trijntje. In Twee Zeeuwsche Meisjes in Zaanvoort (1913) we see a somewhat plump Annie as one of the duo who go to the seaside and… well, that’s about it, they go to the seaside, and they improvise some comedy, and passers-by in the background stare on in amusement. Boerenidylle (c.1914) is similarly unencumbered by narrative. Annie is courted by her farmhand boyfriend, nothing dramatic happens at all, and the scenery is beautiful.”
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