In the hands of impostors (No. 2)

August Blom, Denmark, 1911

42 min.DK/FeatureDrama, Crime film, Erotic melodramaSilent films

Edith, a motherless young woman, is travelling to her aunt's house. She is befriended by a woman who is an agent of a white slave ring. The agent arranges for another agent to meet Edith at her destination while the aunt gets a false letter saying that Edith has been delayed. On board ship Edith meets Faith, a handsome young engineer. She falls into the slaver's trap, however. Faith tries to find her, but the police are unable to help. Edith is abducted by a second set of villains, and a servant takes pity on her and goes to get help. Faith liberates her, but he is overpowered by the original slavers, who take Edith back to their lair. A police search is fruitless, but Faith is not easily discouraged, and finally manages to resuce Edith.
There are some slight differences in plot - there are two sets of villains; the young girl is abducted on her way to her aunt, not tricked by a phony job offer; the young man is a recent acquaintance, not a childhood friend - which may suggest that the heroine of this film is from a slightly class than the heroine of Den hvide slavehandel, the plots of the two films are otherwise almost identical. Den hvide Slavehandels sidste Offer, however, is much more skilfully made: several sequences are beautifully shot, Clara Wieth is a far livlier heroine, the slavers are more brutal and frightening, and the rooftop climax considerably more exciting than the shipboard brawl at the end of the first film. This film also contains a triple-panel split screen phone call, but this time, Edith, the subject of the conversation between the slavers in the side panels, is seen in the center panel.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Den hvide Slavehandels sidste Offer
Danish title Den hvide Slavehandels sidste Offer
International titles Die weisse Sklavin (II. Bild)
Other titles Den hvide Slavehandel II
Director August Blom
Screenplay Peter Christensen
Director of Photography Axel Graatkjær
Appearances Clara Wieth, Lauritz Olsen, Thora Meincke, Otto Lagoni
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Technical info 930 meter, 35 mm, 1,33:1, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 23.01.1911
Cinemas Panoptikon


Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction August Blom


Script Peter Christensen


Cinematography Axel Graatkjær


Edith von Felsen Clara Wieth
Ingeniør Faith Lauritz Olsen
Kreolerinden Thora Meincke
Mr. Bright Otto Lagoni
Leder af slavehandlerbanden Frederik Jacobsen
Brutal bandit Peter Nielsen
Ediths rejseledsager Julie Henriksen
Ediths tante Ingeborg Rasmussen
Slavehandler Svend Bille
Appearance Otto Detlefsen
Fangevogterske Maggi Zinn
Grev X Carl Schenstrøm
Elegant herre Sofus Wolder
Appearance Aage Brandt
Selskabsgæst Axel Boesen
Appearance Doris Langkilde
Appearance Ella la Cour
Appearance Franz Skondrup

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