Alter Kahn und junge Liebe

Alter Kahn und junge Liebe (English-language title: Old Barge, Young Love) is an East German (then GDR) romance film directed by Hans Heinrich. It was released in 1957.


Skipper Vollbeck leads a small group of barges traveling down the Havel from Berlin to Waren. To meet his debtors' demands, he loaded his ship with cement almost beyond its capability to carry. Horst, the skipper of one of the other boats, and Vollbeck's son Kalle both fall in love with the older skipper's niece Anna, who joined the journey. Eventually, she chooses Kalle and they marry, after the barges manage to make it to Waren.

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    contentLocation Berlin
    director Hans Heinrich
    editor Hildegard Tegener, Ferdinand Weintraub
    genre romance
    keywords havel load travel waren
    musicBy Gerd Natschinski
    producer Werner Dau
    productionCompany DEFA
    publisher Progress Film