A young woman of good family is driven into one of thieves and prostitutes and ends in suicide.
Den gamle præst
Magda, a piano teacher, meets Knud, a parson’s son, who invites her to spend the summer at his parents’ parsonage. When a travelling circus stops in the village, Magda leaves the meek Knud for the dashing circus rider Rudolf. But circus life with Rudolf quickly turns out to be anything but happy, and Magda comes to a tragic end.
1813. The Swedish army is fighting in the War of the Sixth Coalition. The popular general Von Döbeln is arrested for sending the army against the French in breach of orders by the crown prince. At the court martial he is sentenced to death but is pardoned by the king and sent to prison instead. A group of conspirators are planning to set him free and make him their leader in a coup d'etat.
Det brændende spørgsmaal
Det ender med bryllup
Komponisten Jørgen Rhoders lever livet let, i hvert fald hvis man spørger hans søn Per. Per og hans stedsøster, Ulla, beslutter sig for at give deres far lidt modgang, således at hans kompositioner kan blive bedre. Jørgen snyder dog børnene og først da børnene får gjort forældrene uvenner ser det ud til at lysne. I mellemtiden tror Ulla, at Per er forelsket i Lily.
The pilot Vidart and his good friend Aubert are competing against each other in an aviation contest. When Vidart gets in the claws of a loan shark, winning the prize suddenly becomes a necessity. But Aubert is a tough opponent who might actually win. Unexpectedly, Vidart's sister Else comes to her brother's rescue. (stumfilm.dk)
De tre skolekammerater
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Chancellor von Rallenstein is terrorizing the country. He even forces Princess Irene to marry Prince Deima, even though she is already engaged to her true love, Pawlow. When Rallenstein finds out about their secret wedding, he furiously sets out to sabotage the marriage. (stumfilm.dk)
The main character is an orphaned young woman who is about to be married off to an unappealing but rich old man, Mr. Sleeman, at the instigation of her aunts who have taken charge of her. Bergman infuses the situation with overtones of rueful pessimism concerning life in general.
Thru Trials to Victory
The love story of David Copperfield.
The year is 1658 and the King of Sweden has seized large parts of Denmark. A tenant farmer and his family on Falster are forced to look on while enemy soldiers loot and wreck their home. Only the wounded and febrile soldier Lasse Månsson does not take part in the atrocities, and when the regiment moves on, he stays in the care of the farmer. Soon, Lasse falls in love with Anna, the farmer’s daughter, and they plan a life together. But can love blossom in such dark times? (stumfilm.dk)
Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious-- instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.
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