The love potion

Lau Lauritzen Sr., Denmark, 1916

13 min.DK/Short fictionFarce, ComedySilent films

The pharmacist Peter Pille and Colonel Sejrsberg's beautiful niece, Inger, are in love. Unfortunately, the Colonel is against the idea of an engagement and generally detests men who court young girls. Peter Pille finds out that the Colonel's negative attitude is due to jealousy and envy, because he himself has never really had luck with the ladies. Maybe a homemade love potion will do the trick?
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Original title Don Juans Overmand
Danish title Don Juans Overmand
Other titles Meister Don Juan, The love potion, Ein Meister der Liebe
Director Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Screenplay Valdemar Andersen
Director of Photography Hugo J. Fischer
Appearances Oscar Stribolt, Rasmus Christiansen, Kate Fabian, Carl Schenstrøm
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 416 meter, 35 mm, 1,33:1, tinted, Silent
Danish theatrical release 16.10.1916
Cinemas Biograf-Theatret


Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Script Valdemar Andersen


Cinematography Hugo J. Fischer


Oberst Sejsberg, Ingers onkel Oscar Stribolt
Peter Pille, forelsket farmaceut Rasmus Christiansen
Appearance Kate Fabian
Appearance Carl Schenstrøm

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