Love the conqueror

Robert Dinesen, Denmark, 1918

44 min.DK/FeatureDrama, MelodramaSilent films

Alice, the seventeen-year-old daughter of millionaire John Payne, is dying. Doctor Sheldon, deep in grief due to the very recent loss of his wife, reluctantly agrees to help and saves Alice’s life at the very last minute. While he was treating his patient, a fire has broken out in his home, and upon his return the sight of the flames consuming the flower-covered coffin still laid out in the living room takes a heavy toll on his psyche. He is admitted to a mental hospital, where Payne and Alice’s frequent visits help him get back on his feet. But darkness still lurks in a corner of his mind.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title En Fare for Samfundet
Danish title En Fare for Samfundet
International titles Ein Gefahr für die Gesellschaft, Die Flucht vor der Liebe, Flammenträume, Un danger pour la société, Un peligro para la sociedad, Um perico para a socieade, En fara för samhället, Til fare for samfunnet
Director Robert Dinesen
Screenplay Mogens Falck
Director of Photography Sophus Wangøe
Appearance Valdemar Psilander, Gerd Egede-Nissen, Philip Bech, Ingeborg Spangsfeldt
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 1210 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 28.01.1918
Cinemas Victoria-Teatret
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Robert Dinesen


Script Mogens Falck


Cinematography Sophus Wangøe


William Sheldon, professor Valdemar Psilander
Alice Payne Gerd Egede-Nissen
John Payne, millionær, Alices far Philip Bech
Sygeplejerske Ingeborg Spangsfeldt
Professor Jung Thorleif Lund
Betjent Axel Mattsson
Appearance Moritz Bielawski
Appearance Franz Skondrup

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