Mamba


1h 18m 1930

Brief Synopsis

August Bolte, the richest man in a settlement in German East Africa in the period before World War I, is called "Mamba" by the locals, which is the name of a deadly snake. Despised by the locals and the European settlers alike for his greed and arrogance, Bolte forces the beautiful daughter of a destitute nobleman to marry him in exchange for saving her father from ruin. Upon her arrival in Africa, she falls in love with an officer in the local German garrison. When World War I breaks out, Bolte, unable to avoid being conscripted, foments a rebellion among the local natives.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 10, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Tiffany Productions
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Film Length
7,014ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

August Bolte, a wealthy planter in New Posen, a German possession in East Africa, is hated by the settlers and the natives, who call him Mamba (the name of a poisonous snake) because of his extreme cruelty. On a visit to Germany, Bolte marries Helen, the beautiful daughter of Count von Linden, who sacrifices herself in a distasteful marriage to save her father from disgrace and prison. Revolted by Bolte's coarseness, she finds consolation in Karl von Reiden, a young officer returning on their boat. At a reception given by Bolte, he flaunts his bride before the guests, including Karl and Major Cromwell, his close friend; when a native declares Bolte responsible for the death of his daughter, Helen is terrified by her husband's wrath, but news arrives of war between England and Germany. Bolte escapes arrest for evading conscription but is killed by the natives; Karl goes to rescue Helen, and they are saved from a native onslaught by a British detachment.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 10, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Tiffany Productions
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Film Length
7,014ft (9 reels)

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