Strength and Beauty

Lau Lauritzen Sr., Denmark, 1928

95 min.DK/FeatureComedy, ComedySilent films

Although the twins Flora and Dora attend the School of Sculpture, their real calling lies in gymnastics. They decide to open an “Institute of Strength and Beauty”, which does not go down well with Uncle Brown, who finances their numerous business adventures. When he announces his arrival in town and demands to see the results from the School of Sculpture, they find themselves in a predicament. Fortunately, the twins meet two scruffy men – none other than Pat and Patachon – who agree to be covered in chalk and act as statues for the uncle. And it won’t be the last time that the two friends help the twins.

The film is part of Lau Lauritzen Sr.’s popular Pat and Patachon series, which was Danish film’s biggest export success throughout the 1920s. The film was released again with sound in 1956 together with Detectives under the title Fuld af Fiduser (which translates as Full of Tricks).
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Kraft og Skønhed
Danish title Kraft og Skønhed
International titles Kraft und Schönheit
Director Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Screenplay Lau Lauritzen Sr., Alice O'Fredericks
Director of Photography Valdemar Christensen, Hugo J. Fischer
Appearance Carl Schenstrøm, Harald Madsen, Christian Schrøder, Elca Twins
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Film-Centralen-Palladium
Technical info 2255 meter, 35 mm, tinted, Silent
Danish theatrical release 02.02.1928
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


Cinematography Valdemar Christensen
Cinematography Hugo J. Fischer


Fyrtaarnet Carl Schenstrøm
Bivognen Harald Madsen
Direktør Brown Christian Schrøder
Dora og Flora, Browns niecer Elca Twins
Peter, Browns nevø Christian Arhoff
Jørgen havemand Jørgen Lund
Poul, Browns nevø Torkil Lauritzen
Browns sekretær Kate Fabian
Kunstner Sven Brasch
Appearance Lili Lani
Appearance Hans W. Petersen
Appearance Gerda Madsen
Appearance Maria Garland
Appearance Karl Jørgensen
Appearance Anton de Verdier
Appearance Carl Fischer

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