David Copperfield

A.W. Sandberg, Denmark, 1922

140 min.DK/FeatureAdaptions, DramaSilent films

After ten happy childhood years, the life of David Copperfield takes an obscure turn. His mother passes away and a cruel stepfather crushes young Copperfield’s dreams and sends him to work in London. From here, the poor soul must fend for himself. Through the hard school of life, he experiences fun and tragedy, love and heartache, friendship, and deception, until he finally rediscovers his place with a dear friend from his happy childhood days.
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Original title David Copperfield
Danish title David Copperfield
Director A.W. Sandberg
Screenplay Laurids Skands
Based on Roman af Charles Dickens (1849-1850, da. s.å.).
Director of Photography Louis Larsen, Chresten Jørgensen
Production designer Carlo Jacobsen
Appearance Gorm Schmidt, Martin Herzberg, Margarete Schlegel, Karen Winther
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 3095 meter, 35 mm, 1,33:1, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 05.12.1922
Cinemas Palads
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction A.W. Sandberg


Script Laurids Skands


Cinematography Louis Larsen
Cinematography Chresten Jørgensen

Production design

Production design Carlo Jacobsen


David Copperfield som voksen Gorm Schmidt
David Copperfield som barn Martin Herzberg
David Copperfields mor Margarete Schlegel
Agnes som voksen Karen Winther
Agnes som barn Else Nielsen
Sagfører Wickfield, Agnes' far Poul Reumert
Mr. Micawber Frederik Jensen
Mrs. Micawber Anna Marie Wiehe
Dora Karina Bell
Mr. Murdstone Robert Schmidt
Miss Murdstone Ellen Rovsing
Tante Betsy Marie Dinesen
Pegotty Karen Caspersen
Mr. Chillip Charles Wilken
Uriah Heep Rasmus Christiansen
Dick Peter Malberg
Appearance Mathilde Nielsen

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