The Mannequins

Lau Lauritzen Sr., Denmark, 1929

97 min.DK/FeatureComedy

Pat and Patachon live in the attic of an old house along with a number of other curious kinds of people. One of the residents is a fortune teller, who tells Patachon that he will inherit a fortune and marry one of the two sweet choir girls who live next door, and whom he happens to be in love with. The two friends don’t think much more of it and instead head off to work, as models for a tailor. They stroll through the streets in sharp suits, in the hopes that the two choir girls will see them and think that they’re wealthy men, who simply live in the run-down house to study the bohemian lifestyle. As per usual, the two friends have to overcome numerous obstacles along the way, but both wealth and love await them at the end.
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Original title Højt paa en Kvist
Danish title Højt paa en Kvist
International titles Moster Malins millioner, Pat and Patachon as Leaders of Fashion, Pat und Patachon als Modekönige
Other titles Højt på en Kvist
Director Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Screenplay Lau Lauritzen Sr., Alice O'Fredericks, A.V. Olsen, Lau Lauritzen Jr.
Director of Photography Carlo Bentsen, Einar Olsen
Composer Sven Gyldmark
Appearance Carl Schenstrøm, Harald Madsen, Nina Kalckar, Marguerite Viby
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium
Technical info 2935 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 26.12.1929
Cinemas World Cinema
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Production company Palladium
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium


Direction Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Assistant director Alice O'Fredericks


Script Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Script Alice O'Fredericks
Script A.V. Olsen
Script Lau Lauritzen Jr.


Executive producer Svend Nielsen


Cinematography Carlo Bentsen
Cinematography Einar Olsen


Music Sven Gyldmark


Fyrtaarnet Carl Schenstrøm
Bivognen Harald Madsen
En ung pige Nina Kalckar
En ung pige Marguerite Viby
Sagføreren Victor Wulff
Sagførerens datter Gerda Kofoed
Bokseren Bruno Tyron
Spåkonen Emmy Schønfeld
Værtinden Mathilde Felumb Friis
Kontoristen Alex Suhr
Balletmesteren Christian Arhoff
Dommer Anton de Verdier
Politimand Lau Lauritzen Jr.
Herre, der venter Asbjørn Andersen
Falskmønter Aage Bendixen
Underbo Arthur Jensen
Appearance Henrik Malberg

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