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Skoppensboer ("the jack of spades") has been used as the title of two dramatic works in South Africa.

Skoppensboer by Joe Orton (1964)

Skoppensboer is an Afrikaans version of The Ruffian on the Stair by Joe Orton, first performed in Stellenbosch in 1975.

See The Ruffian on the Stair.

Skoppensboer, the Afrikaans TV Drama (1984)

The original film

Written by Jan Scholtz, directed by Koos Roets with a cast that included Hans Strydom, Anneline Kriel (as Anneline Kriel-Kerzner), George Ballot, Nic de Jager, Morné Coetzer, Brümilda van Rensburg, Gerhard Viviers, Elma Potgieter, Claudia Turgas, Schalk Jacobsz, Paul Slabolepszy (as Paul Slabolepskzy), Chris du Toit, Miems de Bruyn, Emgee Pretorius, Willie Esterhuizen, David Moolman (as Dawid Moolman), Steve le Roux, Cornelis Esterhuyse (as Essie Esterhuize), Johan Bernard, Anton Dekker, Hermien du Plessis, Thys du Plooy (as Thys du Plooy), Mynie Grové, Ryno Hattingh, Peter Nortje (as Pieter Nortjé), Harry Reid, Jeff Shapiro (as Geoff Shapiro), Eghard van der Hoven and Jan van Deventer. Jana Cilliers and Larry Taylor were in the movie, but were uncredited.

Produced by Jan Scholtz for Scholtz Films, with cinematography by Johan Scheepers, editing by Lillian Hamman with Dave Emary, make-up by Johan Lategan and Anita van der Merwe, ... makeup artist

Production Management included Justin Fouche (as Justin Fouché), Sol Pienaar (sound), Johan Bernard (dubbing), Max von Below (special effects), Hennie Muller (camera and electrical department), Emmie Loots (still photography), Johan Scheepers (lighting), Tobie Swanepoel (second camera), Desireé Markgraaff (script and continuity) and Vinca Cox (production secretary).

The theme-tune of the film - Ek Wil Jou Ken (= "I want to know you") - was written and performed (?) by singer/actress Anneli van Rooyen.

Released in South Africa on 1 November, 1984.


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