Pay Your Taxes Gladly

Hagen Hasselbalch, Denmark, 1945

9 min.DK/DocumentaryInformation films

Mr. Middleman is a tax evader, or rather - he was! This morality drama shows what ought to happen to him and to everyone else who does not want to pay their fair share of public expenditure. His wife is turned out of the public hospital; his son is expelled from the municipal school; fire breaks out in his home, but the public water supply is cut off; he is robbed of his new clothes, but he, and not the robber, is arrested. He has learned his lesson. He promises to pay his taxes next time - and gladly!
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Betal din Skat med Glæde
Danish title Betal din Skat med Glæde
Keywords Taxes, Tax fraud, Tax evasion, Social conditions, 1940-1949
Director Hagen Hasselbalch
Screenplay Hagen Hasselbalch
Director of Photography Ib Dam, Verner Jensen, Erik Thielst
Composer Kai Rosenberg
Appearance Viggo Brodthagen
Production country Denmark
Production company Minerva Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
International sales
Technical info 269 meter, 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 14.05.1945
Cinemas Toftegaards Bio, Hvidovre sammen med den amerikanske film "I married a witch" (Min Kone er en Heks)
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Production company Minerva Film
Commissioned by Ministeriernes Filmudvalg
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Hagen Hasselbalch


Script Hagen Hasselbalch
Story and storyboard Herluf Bidstrup


Cinematography Ib Dam
Cinematography Verner Jensen
Cinematography Erik Thielst


Music Kai Rosenberg


Appearance Viggo Brodthagen

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