The Woman with the Red Hair

Hjalmar Davidsen, Denmark, 1914

42 min.DK/FeatureDetective moviesSilent films

Detective Barker has his work cut out for him when his red-haired nanny, Kate Blond, turns out to be a master thief in disguise. Barker’s close friends are a wealthy count and countess who has recently purchased a valuable piece of jewellery at an auction. With a poisoned sewing needle, Kate knocks the countess out and steals the jewellery. She sets the countess’ clock back an hour so the nanny-job is a bulletproof alibi when Barker investigates the case. Barker is at a loss until his trained eyes spot a red hair at the crime scene.
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Original title Detektivens Barnepige
Danish title Detektivens Barnepige
International titles Das Mädchen mit dem roten Haar
Other titles Den lyse Dame, Den røde Dame
Director Hjalmar Davidsen
Screenplay A. Lumbye
Director of Photography Louis Larsen
Appearance Robert Schyberg, Volmer Hjorth-Clausen, Else Frölich, Carl Schenstrøm
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 894 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 10.08.1914
Cinemas Vesterbro Teater
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Hjalmar Davidsen


Script A. Lumbye


Cinematography Louis Larsen


Barker, detektiv Robert Schyberg
Davidoff, international tyv Volmer Hjorth-Clausen
Kate Blond, Davidoffs medhjælperske Else Frölich
Grev von Warden Carl Schenstrøm
Grevinde Helene de Svanenskjold
Appearance Gyda Aller
Appearance Ellen Ferslev
Appearance Franz Skondrup
Appearance Vita Blichfeldt
Appearance Ingeborg Olsen
Appearance Karen Christensen
Appearance Johanne Krum-Hunderup
Appearance Lily Frederiksen
Appearance Betzy Kofoed
Appearance Birger von Cotta-Schønberg

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