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The Henpecked Husband’s Birthday

Lau Lauritzen Sr., Denmark, 1918

8 min.DK/Short fictionComedy, FarceSilent films

In the main protagonist’s household, his wife, Ilsebil, calls all the shots. Even on his own birthday he cannot get a word in edgewise, and when some friends invite him out for the evening, his wife takes the key to the front door so he cannot get out. Later that night, the henpecked husband seizes an opportunity to escape, but when he finally returns home he is in for a nasty surprise.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Tøffelheltens Fødselsdag
Danish title Tøffelheltens Fødselsdag
International titles Sokrates und der Fahrstuhl
Director Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Screenplay A.V. Olsen, Frederik Jacobsen
Director of Photography Hugo J. Fischer
Appearance Betzy Kofoed, Frederik Buch, Lauritz Olsen, Carl Schenstrøm
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
International sales
Technical info 35 mm, 1,33:1, tinted, Silent
Danish theatrical release 21.05.1918
Cinemas Biograf-Theatret
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Companies

Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni

Direction

Direction Lau Lauritzen Sr.

Script

Script A.V. Olsen
Script Frederik Jacobsen

Cinematography

Cinematography Hugo J. Fischer

Appearance

Appearance Betzy Kofoed
Appearance Frederik Buch
Appearance Lauritz Olsen
Appearance Carl Schenstrøm

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