Seine Frau, die Unbekannte

Benjamin Christensen, Germany, 1923


A young artist has lost his sight in the war, but never gives up hope of finding the young woman he once gave shelter. A young lady visits the house and the young man thinks she is the dream-girl. She falls in love with the young man, but is afraid that she cannot live up to his expectations. In the second act they are married and have a child. As the young man gets his sight back, the wife has left on a trip, but returns as the nanny of her own child to test if he really loves her.
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Original title Seine Frau, die Unbekannte
Danish title Hvem er hans Kone?
Director Benjamin Christensen
Screenplay Benjamin Christensen
Director of Photography Frederik Fuglsang
Production designer Hans Jacoby
Appearances Willy Fritsch, Lil Dagover, Maria Reisenhofer, Martin Lübbert
Production country Germany
Dialogue language Tysk
Production company Decla-Bioscop
Technical info 2232 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 27.12.1923
Cinemas Metropolteatret Tysk premiere: oktober 1923 i "Tautzienpalast".


Production company Decla-Bioscop


Direction Benjamin Christensen


Script Benjamin Christensen


Cinematography Frederik Fuglsang

Production design

Production design Hans Jacoby


Wilbur Crawford, maler Willy Fritsch
Eva Lil Dagover
Mutter Crawford Maria Reisenhofer
Jack Martin Lübbert

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