Art and the woman

Emanuel Gregers, Denmark, 1922

105 min.DK/FeatureDrama, MelodramaSilent films

Eric "Anker" Ankerstjærne and his wife are like night and day. One day, the gap between the couple becomes too wide – Naomi, who is a passionate violinist, skips town, leaving him alone with their daughter. When a new and surprising woman, the maid Artemis, bursts into his life, Anker’s luck starts to turn. However, only for a while – as the daughter soon follows in her mother’s footsteps and runs away to pursue art! Anker tracks her down to Paris and finds both his daughter and his lost love. But will fate play another trick on him before it’s all over?
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Frie Fugle
Danish title Frie Fugle
International titles Freie Vögel, Oiseaux libres, Fri såsom fågeln, Brustna strängar, Frie fugle
Other titles Artemis Sebastopol, Kunstnerblod
Director Emanuel Gregers
Screenplay Valdemar Andersen, Emanuel Gregers
Based on Efter Betty Marie Ahlbergs roman "Artemis Sebastopol".
Director of Photography Søren Kruse
Appearance Viggo Wiehe, Bodil Ipsen, Vera Berg von Linde, Frederik Jacobsen
Production country Denmark
Technical info 2098 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 22.11.1922
Cinemas Det lille Teater
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction Emanuel Gregers


Script Valdemar Andersen
Script Emanuel Gregers


Cinematography Søren Kruse


Kaptajn Anker Viggo Wiehe
Naomi, kaptajnens kone Bodil Ipsen
Sinnet, kaptajnens datter Vera Berg von Linde
Claus Selwyn Frederik Jacobsen
Paul Selwyn, Claus' adoptivsøn Aage Fønss
Artemis Sebastopol Ingeborg Spangsfeldt
Birthe Petrine Sonne
Slagter Munk Bertel Krause
Saint Valéry Peter Malberg

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