Sister Cecilia

Holger-Madsen, Denmark, 1917

60 min.DK/FeatureDrama, MelodramaSilent films

Countess Schach is ill and her estate is impoverished. Fortunately, the daughter Cecilia is responsible for the household and the upbringing of the younger siblings. One day, the composer cousin Ernst comes to visit, and when he sees the financial predicament the family is in, he promises Cecilia to complete his opera and earn enough money to save the estate.
When the Countess’ old friend, Princess von Staffenfeldt, offers Cecilia employment as a lady-in-waiting and governess, she accepts and soon after meets the Princess’ son, who after some time asks for her hand in marriage. Cecilia is now faced with a difficult choice: Should she marry the Prince who can save the family, and thereby break off the engagement with her true love, cousin Ernst? A dark tragedy seals her fate.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Hvor Sorgerne glemmes
Danish title Hvor Sorgerne glemmes
International titles Prinzessin Herzleid, El sacrificio de la hermana Cecilia, O sacrifício de Dona Cecilia, Ave Maria, Syster Cecilias offer, Søster Cecilies offer, Le sacrifice de soeur Cécile
Other titles Søster Cecilies Offer, Ave Marie, Den sidste Dans
Director Holger-Madsen
Screenplay Helen Staberow
Director of Photography Marius Clausen
Appearance Henny Lauritzen, Rita Sacchetto, Anton de Verdier, Gerda Christophersen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 1238 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 03.09.1917
Cinemas Panoptikon
Comment Premiered in Barcelona 5 October 1916.
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Holger-Madsen


Script Helen Staberow


Cinematography Marius Clausen


Grevinde Schach Henny Lauritzen
Cecilie, grevindens ældste datter Rita Sacchetto
Ernst Nebelong, Cecilies fætter Anton de Verdier
Fyrstinde Sara von Staffenfeldt Gerda Christophersen
Fyrst Robert, fyrstindens søn Alf Blütecher
Organist Helmer Frederik Jacobsen
Appearance Axel Mattsson
Appearance Mathilde Felumb Friis
Appearance Johanne Krum-Hunderup
Appearance Else Reinwald
Appearance Grete Reinwald
Appearance Hanni Reinwald

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