William Tell and Son

Lau Lauritzen Sr., Denmark, 1930


In this story, Pat and Patachon have decided to pursue a career as variety stars. Inspired by Patachon’s great role model, William Tell, they try to curry favour with an act called ‘William Tell and son’. They are taken on board at the Open Air Variety Show, where they meet two young girls who quickly become their good friends and training partners. Together, they show their now-expanded act to the director of the Grand Varieté, but he only wants to hire the two girls. Crestfallen, Pat and Patachon go back to the outdoor variety show, from which they are eventually thrown out. However, it is not long before the two vagabonds are needed in the variety show after all.
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Original title Hr. Tell og Søn
Danish title Hr. Tell og Søn
International titles Pat und Patachon als Kunstschützen, Hr. Tell und Sohn, Tell père, Tell fils, Les rois du tir, Tell et son fils, Watt en Half-Watt als kunstschutters, Flirt, funkis och fullträffar, Hr. Tell og sønn
Director Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Screenplay Lau Lauritzen Sr., Alice O'Fredericks, Lau Lauritzen Jr.
Director of Photography Carlo Bentsen, Einar Olsen
Appearance Carl Schenstrøm, Harald Madsen, Nina Kalckar, Marguerite Viby
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium
Technical info 2600 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 07.10.1930
Cinemas World Cinema
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Production company Palladium
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium


Direction Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Script Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Script Alice O'Fredericks
Script Lau Lauritzen Jr.


Executive producer Svend Nielsen


Cinematography Carlo Bentsen
Cinematography Einar Olsen


Fyrtaarnet Carl Schenstrøm
Bivognen Harald Madsen
En ung pige Nina Kalckar
En ung pige Marguerite Viby
Tante Malle Olga Svendsen
Tante Fie Juliette Brandt
Onkel Jokum Henrik Malberg
Onkel Teobald Christian Schrøder
"Herkules" Johannes Andresen
Teaterdirektør Anton de Verdier
Teaterdirektørens ven Svend Bille
Variétédirektør Tonny Lehmann
Teatermedarbejder Asbjørn Andersen
Portner Arvid Ringheim
Pantelåner William Bewer
Korpige Tudlik Johansen
Værtinden Mathilde Felumb Friis
Appearance Oda Hamilton
Artist Aage Bendixen
Publikum Valsø Holm
Pige, der mister nederdel Tove Bang
Appearance Ejner Federspiel
Appearance Emil Hass Christensen
Appearance Aage Lund
Appearance Jørgen Lund
Pensionær og opvasker Arthur Jensen
Pensionær Henry Nielsen
Teatermedarbejder Ib Schønberg

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