A Man's Sacrifice

Fritz Magnussen, Denmark, 1918

53 min.DK/FeatureDramaSilent films

Colleagues Maurice and Charles are connected through a close friendship, as Maurice is engaged to Charles’ daughter Vera. Everything seems blissful, but Charles is hiding a terrible secret that he had gambled on the stock market and covered his loss by drawing up bills to the tune of hundreds of thousands in his son-in-law’s name. When Maurice realises what happened, he chooses to spare Vera from finding out the truth and save her father. While Vera unsuspectingly travels to Europe to visit her aunt, he pleads guilty and is imprisoned in the Erie Country Penitentiary.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Fangen fra Erie Country Tugthus
Danish title Fangen fra Erie Country Tugthus
International titles De gevangene van Erie Country
Director Fritz Magnussen
Screenplay Fritz Magnussen
Director of Photography Johan Ankerstjerne
Appearance Olaf Fønss, Alfred Cohn, Gudrun Bruun Stephensen, Hugo Bruun
Production country Denmark
Technical info 1438 meter, 35 mm, 1,33:1, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 22.07.1918
Cinemas Kinografen
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Production company Dansk Film Co. [1917]


Direction Fritz Magnussen


Script Fritz Magnussen


Cinematography Johan Ankerstjerne


Maurice Delmonico, Trelawnys kasserer Olaf Fønss
Brouwers, Trelawnys kontorchef Alfred Cohn
Vera, Brouwers' datter Gudrun Bruun Stephensen
Direktør Trelawny Hugo Bruun
Doretti, fængselslæge Peter Malberg
Appearance Oscar Nielsen

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