In the Shadow of the Throne

Einar Zangenberg, Denmark, 1914

45 min.DK/FeatureDramaSilent films

When Prince Otto is involved in a hunting accident, the game warden’s daughter Ellen becomes his nurse. She falls head over heels in love with him and the infatuation is mutual. But when the prince’s father, the ruler, dies, it turns out that the prince’s heart is bequeathed to someone else. In her deep despair over her lost love, the game warden’s now downhearted daughter knocks on the convent gate.

The film was directed by Einar Zangenberg for the company Kinografen, where he was director, actor and artistic director from 1911 to 1914.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title I Tronens Skygge
Danish title I Tronens Skygge
Other titles Prinsens store Jagt
Director Einar Zangenberg
Screenplay Leopold Wondt
Appearance Anton de Verdier, Frederik Christensen, Ella la Cour, Ellen Rassow
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Kinografen
Technical info 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 16.02.1914
Cinemas Kinografen
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Production company Kinografen
Domestic distribution Kinografen


Direction Einar Zangenberg


Script Leopold Wondt


Prins Otto Anton de Verdier
Skovrider Kaas Frederik Christensen
Skovriderens hustru Ella la Cour
Ellen, skovriderdatter, novice i kloster Ellen Rassow
Priorinden, Ellens tante Emma Wiehe

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