The Roast Hare

Lau Lauritzen Sr., Denmark, 1921

23 min.DK/Short fictionComedy, FarceSilent films

The Nokkesens have got themselves into a huge predicament. They’ve forgotten that the Spidsmejers are coming to dinner and expect roast hare. The Nokkesens have no hare to cook, and the game butcher is closed, so the man of the house goes out to find a solution. After a bit of an odyssey, which includes coming across a bunch of mermaids, a fat little dog, and a pretty housekeeper with mischievous eyes, the Spidsmejers luckily get their promised roast hare.

The role of Mr. Nokkesen is played by Frederik Buch, who made his film debut in 1908. At the beginning of his career, he was mostly given small roles and asked to play extras, but Lau Lauritzen Sr. noticed Buch’s distinctive appearance and made him a regular member of his comic ensemble. Around 1920 he travelled to Germany and became known as “Knoppchen”.
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Original title Harestegen
Danish title Harestegen
Director Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Screenplay Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Composer Sven Gyldmark
Appearance Frederik Buch, Olga Svendsen, Carl Hintz, Mathilde Felumb Friis
Production country Denmark
Production company Palladium
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium
International sales
Technical info 450 meter, 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 05.12.1921
Cinemas World Cinema
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Production company Palladium
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium


Direction Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Script Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Production Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Music Sven Gyldmark


Hr. Nokkesen Frederik Buch
Fru Nokkesen Olga Svendsen
Hr. Spidsmeyer Carl Hintz
Fru Spidsmeyer Mathilde Felumb Friis
Husassistenten Gerda Madsen
Appearance Alfred Kjøge

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