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Haie an Bord
Ein Mann kehrt heim / Freddy - Die Fahrt ins Abenteuer

West Germany 1971
produced by
Reginald Puhl
directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt
starring Freddy Quinn, Karin Dor, Werner Pochath, Volker Bogdan, Franz Mosthav, Frank Reno, Folotane Jaquino, Efisio Aarbus, Josef Oberlindober
screenplay by Rolf Olsen, August Rieger, based on the novel by Rolf O. Becker-Riepen, music by Karl Geithmer, Walter Heyer

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Ages ago, skipper Fred (Freddy Quinn) was (involuntarily) involved in the theft of a gold shipment back in Hamburg, and since he had to flee Germany and has finally come to Sardinia where he thinks he will be able to find the man who can prove his innocence. However, he has no money and no boat, and only a job at a diving school keeps him from starving.

Then, like a gift from heaven, Andrea (Karin Dor) and Harry (Werner Pochath) arrive, and they offer him a whole chunk of money and a ship of his own if he takes them on a little diving trip. However, it soon turns out the two of them are not so heaven-sent after all, they were actually involved in the robbery that had Fred flee the country, and now they want to dive for the loot that has gone missing in a shipwreck on the seabed off Sardinia, with the guy Fred has hoped to find having died in the process.

Things soon get ugly, especially between hot-headed Harry and Fred's first mate, the good-natured and naive Heinz (Volker Bogdan). On top of that, the shipwreck proves to be rather difficult to find. But all of that is nothing compared to the arrival of Barko (Franz Mosthav) and his sidekick, the brute Mario (Frank Reno), who are also interested in the gold and take over the expedition at gunpoint.

Fights soon erupt on a regular basis,  Harry tries to play everybody against everybody and even after Barko is unarmed, nothing much changes. Andrea gets quite friendly with Fred but he's unsure whether it's genuine or not.

Ultimately, our group of scoundrels finds the gold, and once that's achieved, Harry sees to it that Barko dies in a "diving accident", then forges an alliance with Mario, pretty much takes Andrea hostage, and the three leave in a dinghy with the loot, leaving Fred tied up on the boat, Heinz unconscious, and a busload of dynamite linked to a fire via an ever shortening fuse. But Heinz comes to just in time, shoots the fugitives dead and defuses the dynamite even if it costs his own life. It's then that the coastguard arrives.

Having found and returned the gold, Fred has made peace with his conscience, and Andrea has vouched for his innocence, so he is allowed to return to Germany a free man. Unfortunately though, a stray bullet has hit her during the escape and killed her in the process.

 

Basically, this is not a bad film, a tight, well-paced little thriller that might not be wholly original but it delivers the goods, and it features a great scumbag performance by Werner Pochath, and Karin Dor comes across as both seductive and ruthless enough to convince in her role. The main problem with the film though is its lead, Freddy Quinn - and not so much his acting (which is adequate but by no means great) even but his image: Basically, Quinn was a Schlager star in Germany, one who has come to fame with singing German language chanties and has subsequently built himself a maritime reputation. This all leads to the fact that his role in Haie an Bord has been considerably watered down from what could have been an ambiguous hard-boiled character. But there just isn't place for anything ambiguous in Quinn's image, and a few songs he sings in the film seriously undermine his hard-boiled image. So basically, this film is sunk by its own star.

That all is not to say Haie an Bord is a total shipwreck, because it isn't, it's still a decent thriller, but one that never manages to reach its full potential ...

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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