The Heir to Skjoldborg

Alfred Cohn, Denmark, 1914

50 min.DK/FeatureMelodrama, DramaSilent films

Count Adam sends his son Jørgen abroad to thwart his relationship with Grete, a common miller’s daughter. On the trip, Jørgen is captivated by the exotic Baroness Tarnowa. When news reaches him that Grete has had a stillborn child, he considers his commitment over and proposes to the baroness. But as it soon turns out, Jørgen has been led astray.

The film's dramatic ending is lost. The preserved program reveals, that Jørgen and Grete are reunited with their little son, while the Baroness, who has turned out to be a snake, flees with her new lover after helping him with some shady spy-business. The two villains' boat suddenly explodes when Grete and Jørgen's son coincidentally turns a mysterious wheel in the mill tower, where the spy-lover stayed. At the same time, a deadly fire breaks out and blocks all the exits. Fortunately, everyone makes it out alive, so that happiness can finally return to the castle.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Arvingen til Skjoldborg
Danish title Arvingen til Skjoldborg
International titles Arvingen till Skjöldborg
Director Alfred Cohn
Screenplay Erling Stensgaard, Ljut Stensgaard
Appearance Albert Price, Frederik Schack-Jensen, Axel Strøm, Gyda Aller
Production country Denmark
Technical info 1752 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 23.04.1914
Cinemas Vesterbro Teater
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Production company Fotorama


Direction Alfred Cohn


Script Erling Stensgaard
Script Ljut Stensgaard


Grev Adam af Rosenschiold Albert Price
Jørgen, grev Adams søn Frederik Schack-Jensen
Niels Holt, møller Axel Strøm
Grete, møllerens datter Gyda Aller
Baronesse Tarnowa Gerda Tarnow
Beloff, spionchef Bernhard Lehmann
Kalnocki Hans Starck
Normann, stabsadjudant August Wehmer
Jens Larsen, fisker Georg Christensen
Fiskerens kone Doris Johannessen
Mikkel, møllersvend Carl Knudsen
Lille Svend Per Stensgaard

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