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Count Dahlborg’s Secret

15 min.DK/Short fictionDrama, ComedySilent films

FRAGMENT | These recordings were part of Valdemar Psilander’s live performance at the Royal Orfeum in Budapest, in February and March 1914. Psilander financed the show himself, and it was a mixture of film and theatre under the title Count Dahlborg’s Secret. The film footage, which unfortunately hasn’t been preserved in its entirety, opened the performance, after which Psilander himself rode onto the stage and continued the action.

It’s difficult to map a logical course of events based on the preserved fragment, which doesn’t contain any intertitles, but in an undated follow-up report in “Verden og Vi”, we find the following: “Psilander appears on the horse as a handsome jockey in tight-fitting breeches, and then as a fur-clad chauffeur carrying in his arms a fainted beauty – a certain baroness – whose favour he energetically strives to win, and for whose sake he, though a nobleman, disguises himself both as a stable-boy and a chauffeur.”
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Grev Dahlborgs Hemmelighed
Danish title Grev Dahlborgs Hemmelighed
Other titles Psilander, Psilander-filmen
Director Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen
Screenplay Palle Rosenkrantz
Appearance Valdemar Psilander, Johanne Fritz-Petersen, Johannes Meyer, Torben Meyer
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
International sales
Technical info 35 mm, 1,33:1, Black/white, Silent
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Companies

Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni

Direction

Direction Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen

Script

Script Palle Rosenkrantz

Production

Production Valdemar Psilander

Appearance

Appearance Valdemar Psilander
Appearance Johanne Fritz-Petersen
Appearance Johannes Meyer
Appearance Torben Meyer
Appearance Albrecht Schmidt
Appearance Axel Mattsson
Appearance Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Appearance H.C. Nielsen
Appearance Henny Lauritzen
Appearance Johannes Ring
Appearance Birger von Cotta-Schønberg

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