VALDEMAR PSILANDER: TEMPTATIONS OF A GREAT CITY (VED FÆNGSLETS PORT) / THE GREAT CIRCUS CATASTROPHE (DØDSSPRING TIL HEST FRA CIRKUSKUPLEN) THE CANDLE AND THE MOTH (EVANGELIEMANDENS LIV)

Valdemar Psilander (1884-1917) was probably the greatest male star of Danish silent cinema. He died in 1917, only 32 years old. Despite his early death, he nevertheless acted in 83 films during his 6 years with the Nordisk Films Kompagni. The three films on this DVD are not only representative of Valdemar Psilander’s qualities as an actor, but also the production of Nordisk Films Kompagni during the most productive and successful years of Danish cinema.

 


2005 IL CINEMA RITROVATO DVD JURY AWARD 
For Contributing to the Silent Film Heritage

 
 
 

  Contents

Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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TEMPTATIONS OF A GREAT CITY (VED FÆNGSLETS PORT)
(Denmark, 1911)

Director: August Blom
Screenplay: Erling & Ljut Stensgaard
Cinematography: Axel Graatkjær
Production Company: Nordisk Films Kompagni
Cast: Valdemar Psilander, Augusta Blad, Holger Hofman & Clara Wieth

• 41 minutes
• B&W 

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THE GREAT CIRCUS CATASTROPHE (DØDSSPRING TIL HEST FRA CIRKUSKUPLEN)
(Denmark, 1912)

Director: Eduard Schneider-Sorenson
Screenplay: Alfred Kjerulf
Cinematography: unknown
Production Company: Nordisk Films Kompagni
Cast: Valdemar Psilander, Ellen Ræder, Jenny Roelsgaard & Aage Hertel

• 43 minutes

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THE CANDLE AND THE MOTH (EVANGELIEMANDENS LIV)
(Denmark, 1915)

Director: Holger-Madsen
Screenplay: Holger-Madsen
Cinematography: Marius Clausen
Production Company: Nordisk Films Kompagni
Cast: Valdemar Psilander, Birger von Cotta-Schønberg, Alma Hinding, Elsa Frölich & Robert Schyberg

• 60 minutes
• B&W

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Total Running Time: 02:24:00

Language: Danish intertitles, English subtitles

Musical Score: Neil Brand

Published By: Danish Film Institute

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