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 Music Materials
Original title Du skal ære din Hustru
Danish title Du skal ære din Hustru
International titles Mannen och hans överman, Maitre du logis
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
Appearance Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution 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
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Production company
Executive Producer Palladium
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, Dansk-Svensk Film


Direction Carl Th. Dreyer


Script Carl Th. Dreyer
Script Svend Rindom


Cinematography George Schnéevoigt

Production design

Production design Carl Th. Dreyer


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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