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Master of the house

Carl Th. Dreyer, Denmark, 1925

106 min.DK/FeatureDrama, ComedySilent films

Ida is a perfect wife and mother, but her husband Victor finds fault with everything she does. She bears it all patiently until Victor's old nanny, Mads, unable to stand it any longer, persuades Ida to hit back by leaving him, temporarily at least. She does so, and Mads takes over in the house wich causes disturbance and uncomfortableness. Victor soon realises the error of his ways, and they are reconciled.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Du skal ære din Hustru
Danish title Du skal ære din Hustru
Other titles Mannen och hans överman, Maitre du logis, Master of the house
Director Carl Th. Dreyer
Screenplay Carl Th. Dreyer, Svend Rindom
Based on Efter Svend Rindoms skuespil 'Tyrannens Fald' (udgivet i bogform i 1919).
Director of Photography George Schnéevoigt
Production designer Carl Th. Dreyer
Appearances Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Palladium
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Dansk-Svensk Film
Technical info 2430 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 05.10.1925
Cinemas Palads
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Palladium
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Dansk-Svensk Film

Direction

Direction Carl Th. Dreyer

Script

Script Carl Th. Dreyer
Script Svend Rindom

Cinematography

Cinematography George Schnéevoigt

Production design

Production design Carl Th. Dreyer

Appearance

Viktor Frandsen, finmekaniker Johannes Meyer
Ida, Viktors kone Astrid Holm
Karen, Viktor og Idas datter Karin Nellemose
Mads, Viktors gamle barnepige Mathilde Nielsen
Alvilda Kryger, Idas mor Clara Schønfeld
Doktoren Johannes Nielsen
Vaskekonen Petrine Sonne
Appearance Vilhelm Petersen

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