The Sleeping House

Guðmundur Kamban, Denmark, 1926

97 min.DK/FeatureDrama, MelodramaSilent films

As their shared wealth disappears, Elisabet’s love for her husband Richard also evaporates. She leaves him and finds a new husband with his finances in order. When the new husband subsequently leaves her and her daughter falls ill, Elisabet understands she is at fault and asks for Richard’s forgiveness. However, he’s been hiding in Italy and doesn’t respond to her inquiries. But then everything changes when a young woman from the past suddenly comes knocking on his door.
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Original title Det sovende Hus
Danish title Det sovende Hus
International titles Das verlorene Glück, Det sovande huset, La maison dormante
Director Guðmundur Kamban
Screenplay Guðmundur Kamban
Director of Photography Louis Larsen
Production designer Carlo Jacobsen
Appearance Gunnar Tolnæs, Hanna Ralph, Agnete Kamban, Mathilde Nielsen
Production country Denmark, Iceland
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 2240 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 09.10.1926
Cinemas Alexandra
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni, Edda Film
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Guðmundur Kamban
Assistant director Gunnar Robert Hansen


Script Guðmundur Kamban


Cinematography Louis Larsen

Production design

Production design Carlo Jacobsen


Richard Torp Gunnar Tolnæs
Elisabeth Hanna Ralph
Marie, Elisabeths søster Agnete Kamban
Gamle Thora Mathilde Nielsen
Generalkonsul Falck Anton de Verdier
Gerda Beatrice Bonnesen
Appearance Frederik Schyberg
Appearance Egill Rostrup
Appearance Eigil Reimers
Appearance Emma Wiehe
Appearance Emil Bruun
Appearance Alfred Wilken
Appearance Maria Berthelsen-Grünwald
Appearance Poul Juhl

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