A Wild West Made in Germany

Die Jagd nach der Hundertpfundnote oder Die Reise um die Welt
R: Willy Zeyn. B: Rudolf del Zopp. K: Georg Paezel. D: Josef Coenen, Hansi Dege, Senta Eichstaedt, Fred Goebel, Karl Harbacher, Cowboy Jenkins, Ernst Körner, Adele Reuter-Eichberg. P: Karl Werner (Berlin/Köln). D 1913

“The episodic structure [of some earlier German films. KK] survives in Die Jagd nach der Hundertpfundnote oder Die Reise um die Welt, a film of the ‘Nobody’ series which was (…) produced in 1913 in Berlin by Karl Werner. The female detective Nobody follows the hero in his journey around the world which he undertakes following a bet with his friends to bring back a particular 100 pound note within three months. At great speed they pass through Cairo, Bombay and Nagasaki to eventually arrive in a Wild West composed of images familiar from American westerns.”
Deniz Göktürk: Moving Images of America in Early German Cinema. In: Thomas Elsaesser, Michael Wedel (ed.): A Second Life: German Cinema’s First Decades. Amsterdam University Press 1996, p. 97

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