Zeitungsjunge und bettler

Viggo Larsen, Denmark, 1909

DK/Short fictionSilent films

A hungry tramp tries to steal money from a newsboy, but changes his mind. He considers suicide, but the newsboy gives him money to eat. They both sleep in the street. The tramp begins to work at odd jobs; then he gets hired as a delivery man. He meets a washer-woman. The tramp and the boy rent an apartment. The tramp saves the life of a rich man's little daughter when she falls out of a window. He is rewarded for his pains and can set up house with the washer-woman.
Of this film, Marguerite Engberg writes: "In terms of both form and content, it is inferior to the films offered by foreign companies, so it was not hard to understand that Ole Olsen wanted a new artistic director." Viggo Larsen had directed nearly all the fiction films made by Nordisk until this point, but he soon left for a successful career as actor-director in Germany.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Barnet som Velgører
Danish title Barnet som Velgører
International titles L' Entfant bienfaiteur
Other titles Et Barn som Velgører
Director Viggo Larsen
Director of Photography Axel Sørensen
Appearances Aage Brandt, Viggo Larsen, Carl Schenstrøm, Gudrun Kjerulf
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Technical info 275 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 03.12.1909
Cinemas Kosmorama (København)


Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction Viggo Larsen


Cinematography Axel Sørensen


Værtshusgæst Aage Brandt
Vagabonden Viggo Larsen
Værtshusgæst Carl Schenstrøm
Vaskepigen Gudrun Kjerulf
Værtshusgæst Anton Seitzberg
Appearance Cai Voigt
Appearance Svend Bille

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