The Friend from Springfield

Valdemar Andersen, Denmark, 1927

85 min.DK/FeatureComedy, Comedy, Romantic comedySilent films

Even the greatest screenwriters suffer from writer’s block, and the only cure is an impromptu trip to Paris. And so, comedy writer Jonas Lenner flees the suffocating monotony of home. Jonas tells his wife that he is going to visit head teacher Mikkelsen, an old – and fictitious – friend in Springfield. But of course she learns the truth yet says nothing. All hell breaks loose shortly after Jonas’ return, when a certain head teacher Mikkelsen suddenly manifests in the flesh on his doorstep.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Dydsdragonen
Danish title Dydsdragonen
Director Valdemar Andersen
Screenplay Valdemar Andersen
Director of Photography Louis Larsen
Appearance Rasmus Christiansen, Mary Kid, Mary Parker, Peter Malberg
Production country Denmark
Technical info 2050 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 14.11.1927
Cinemas Kinografen
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction Valdemar Andersen


Script Valdemar Andersen


Cinematography Louis Larsen


Jonas Lenner, forfatter Rasmus Christiansen
Kitty, Jonas' kone Mary Kid
Bit, Kittys søster Mary Parker
Sam Vælling, skuespiller Peter Malberg
Søren Alm Harry Komdrup
Laurent, Pariserkorrespondent Gorm Schmidt
Zaza, danserinde Sonja Mjøen
Alexia, pige hos Lenners Olga Jensen

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