The Gambler's Wife

Holger-Madsen, Denmark, 1913

56 min.DK/FeatureMelodrama, DramaSilent films

A past lover ignites a fiery gambling addiction within the reckless Prince Spinarosa. The old lover, Asta Leonhard, ensures that the prince acquires a royal gambling debt. Princess Spinarosa is a famous dancer in her own right and graciously offers her husband a piece of jewellery to cover his debt. One day she sees Asta wearing that very same piece of jewellery. Shattered by humiliation, the Princess realises that she must walk away from the prince and everything she knows.
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Original title Fra Fyrste til Knejpevært
Danish title Fra Fyrste til Knejpevært
International titles Die Fürstin Spinarosa tanzt, The gambler's penalty, La princesse Spinarosa danse, La danza della principessa Spinarosa, La princesa Espinarosa baila, A princesa dansa, Furstinnan Spinarosa dansar, Vorstin en danseres
Other titles Fyrstinde Spinarosa danser
Director Holger-Madsen
Screenplay Rudolf Presber
Director of Photography Marius Clausen
Appearance Alf Blütecher, Rita Sacchetto, Cajus Bruun, Augusta Blad
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 1344 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 29.12.1913
Cinemas Panoptikon
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Holger-Madsen


Script Rudolf Presber


Cinematography Marius Clausen


Fyrst Spinarosa Alf Blütecher
Fyrstinde Spinarosa Rita Sacchetto
Den gamle fyrste Cajus Bruun
Den gamle fyrstinde Augusta Blad
Asta Leonhard, skuespillerinde Marie Niedermann
Ferrari, impressario Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Werner, huslærer hos fyrsteparret Johannes Meyer
Appearance Zanny Petersen
Appearance Johanne Krum-Hunderup
Appearance Johannes Ring
Appearance Franz Skondrup
Appearance Vera Esbøll
Appearance Agnes Andersen
Appearance Birger von Cotta-Schønberg
Appearance Axel Mattsson
Appearance Torben Meyer

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