The Clown

A.W. Sandberg, Denmark, 1917

62 min.DK/FeatureDrama, MelodramaSilent films

The circus clown Joe Higgins is scouted by a world famous artist agent, who promises him fame and fortune. Joe takes the offer on one condition: His fiancèe Daisy and her parents are coming with him. Soon, Joe finds himself performing on the biggest stages in the city, enthralling his audience night after night. But the glamorous life in the big city is no fairy tale after all.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Klovnen
Danish title Klovnen
International titles Der Klown, Der tanzende Tor, The old clown, Le fou dansant, El clown, O tresloucado dançarino, Clownen, Klovnen
Director A.W. Sandberg
Screenplay A.W. Sandberg, Laurids Skands
Based on Efter ide af Carl Alstrup og Else Frølich.
Director of Photography Karl Storm Petersen
Production designer Axel Bruun
Appearance Valdemar Psilander, Peter Fjelstrup, Amanda Lund, Gudrun Houlberg
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama, Danske Filminstitut
Technical info 1375 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 07.05.1917
Cinemas Victoria-Teatret
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama, Danske Filminstitut


Direction A.W. Sandberg


Script A.W. Sandberg
Script Laurids Skands


Cinematography Karl Storm Petersen

Production design

Production design Axel Bruun


Klovnen Joe Higgins Valdemar Psilander
Mr. Bunding, cirkusdirektør Peter Fjelstrup
Mrs. Bunding Amanda Lund
Daisy, Bundings datter Gudrun Houlberg
Grev Henri Robert Schmidt
Impressarionen Mr. Wilson Erik Holberg
Påklæderen Peter Jørgensen
Appearance Daniel Blumenfeldt
Tjener hos Grev Henri Aage Hertel
Appearance Axel Boesen
Appearance Aage Lorentzen
Appearance Ebba Lorentzen

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