31 min.DK/FeatureComedy, ComedySilent films

A beautiful but eccentric countess amuses herself by subjecting her numerous suitors to silly tests. Most men turn into frenzied dogs in the company of the countess, but there’s one who behaves differently in quite a lascivious way. Chas Burns isn’t easily ordered around and won’t hesitate to do anything to get his way. Not even when it turns out that a death ride on the rails is the only direct route to success and the countess’ cunning heart.

With the films Vanquished and The Modern Girl from the same year, director Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen created a new film genre: the erotic comedy. Both films feature the period’s favourite first hero of romance Valdemar Psilander in a leading role, and in this one he plays opposite Else Frölich, another cherished actress of the 1910s.
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Original title Den stærkeste
Danish title Den stærkeste
International titles Du hast mich besiegt
Other titles En stærkere Magt
Director Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen
Screenplay Bernhard Holz, Alfred Kjerulf, Harriet Bloch
Appearance Else Frölich, Valdemar Psilander, Robert Dinesen, Axel Boesen
Production country Denmark
Technical info 680 meter, 35 mm, Silent
Danish theatrical release 30.09.1912
Cinemas Panoptikon
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen


Script Bernhard Holz
Script Alfred Kjerulf
Script Harriet Bloch


Grevinde Rinette v. Thule Else Frölich
Chas Burns Valdemar Psilander
Appearance Robert Dinesen
Appearance Axel Boesen
Appearance Aage Lorentzen
Appearance Axel Mattsson
Appearance Anton Gambetta Salmson
Appearance Alf Nielsen
Appearance Alma Hinding
Grevindens rival Ebba Thomsen
Appearance Valda Valkyrien
Appearance Carl Lauritzen
Appearance Franz Skondrup

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