Side-lights of the Sawdust Ring

August Blom, Denmark, 1925

83 min.DK/FeatureMelodramaSilent films

The poor child Inger must endure trials of an almost biblical nature before her heart can be saved by true love. First, Inger is rejected by the love of her youth, Hans, who chooses a rich man’s daughter instead. Because of this, she gets thrown out into the street by her own mother but finds refuge with an acrobat in a travelling circus. When the circus performer dies in an accident, Inger gives birth to a fatherless child who doesn’t survive the night, for which she is even accused of infanticide. Guilt overwhelms Hans as he hears about Inger’s tragedies. Can Hans’ repentance save the lost Inger?
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Det store Hjerte
Danish title Det store Hjerte
International titles Vem bär skulden?, La calvaire d'Eveline Grey, Wer trägt die Schuld?
Other titles Inger
Director August Blom
Screenplay Aage Falck-Rasmussen, J. Ahl-Nielsen
Director of Photography Einar Olsen, Johan Ankerstjerne
Production designer Carlo Jacobsen
Appearance Philip Bech, Knud Almar, Peter Nielsen, Alice O'Fredericks
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 2244 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 28.03.1925
Cinemas Alexandra
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction August Blom


Script Aage Falck-Rasmussen
Script J. Ahl-Nielsen


Cinematography Einar Olsen
Cinematography Johan Ankerstjerne

Production design

Production design Carlo Jacobsen


Niels Nielsen, proprietær Philip Bech
Hans, proprietærens eneste søn Knud Almar
Lars Skov Peter Nielsen
Karen, Lars Skovs datter Alice O'Fredericks
Inger Margarete Schlegel
Gamle Stine, Ingers mor Mathilde Nielsen
Paul Alban, cirkusartist Erik Bertner
Sylvia, Pauls mor Ebba Thomsen
Godsejeren på Bilstrup Henry Seemann
Dyrlæge Badstue Kai Paaske
Den offentlige anklager Axel Strøm
Landsretssagfører Storm Viggo Wiehe
Appearance Lilli Beck
Appearance Charles Wilken
Appearance Amanda Lund

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