Love and Burglars

Lau Lauritzen Sr., Sweden, 1921

30 min.FeatureComedySilent films

The merchant Blomberg is out in the countryside with his daughters and housekeeper when the idyll is suddenly shattered. The daughters head off to have fun with two young guys from Copenhagen who are on a road trip, and the vagabonds Fy and Bi seize the chance to interfere for their own gain.

The preserved material is the original Swedish version titled 'Landsvägsriddare', translated to 'Tyvepak' in Danish. The film was a huge economic success to the then Swedish owned production company Palladium. It is the first film, in which Pat and Patachon appear as a team, although not in their final constellation: As always, Pat is played by Carl Schenstrøm, whereas Patachon is embodied by Aage Bendixen instead of Harald Madsen. There is another 'Tyvepak' from 1915, which is directed by Lau Lauritzen Sr. as well. This film is a heavily revised version of the 1915-film.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Landsvägsriddare
Danish title Tyvepak
International titles Diebsgesindel
Director Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Screenplay Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Director of Photography Hugo J. Fischer
Appearance Carl Schenstrøm, Aage Bendixen, Axel Hultman, Olga Svendsen
Production country Sweden
Production company Palladium
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium
International sales
Technical info 658 meter, 35 mm, 1,33:1, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 24.01.1921
Cinemas World Cinema Premiere i Stockholm 21/3 1921.
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Production company Palladium
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium


Direction Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Script Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Cinematography Hugo J. Fischer


Fyrtaarnet Carl Schenstrøm
Bivognen Aage Bendixen
Blomgren Axel Hultman
Frøken Svensson, Blomgrens husholderske Olga Svendsen
Inger, Blomgrens datter Margot Linnet
Else, Blomgrens datter Pip Overbeck
Billy Osvald Helmuth
Willy Harry Komdrup
Appearance Jørgen Lund

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