A Fatal Lie

August Blom, Denmark, 1911

38 min.DK/FeatureMelodramaSilent films

Doctor Willy Prager’s long, selfless office hours come at the expense of his attention-seeking fiancée. During a garden party, Willy is summoned to an ill child’s bedside and leaves his fiancée Erna in the hands of his faithful friend Alfred. Out of sheer boredom, Erna tries to kiss Alfred, but the loyal friend rejects her. Erna feels devastated and lies to Willy that it was Alfred who tried to seduce her. However, Alfred refuses to tarnish Erna’s honour and tacitly accepts when Willy challenges him to a duel.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Livets Løgn
Danish title Livets Løgn
International titles Die Lüge des Lebens, A Sudden Impulse
Other titles Den skæbnesvangre Løgn, Fru Potifar
Director August Blom
Screenplay Bertel Krause
Director of Photography Johan Ankerstjerne
Appearance Valdemar Psilander, Gerda Krum-Juncker, Henry Seemann, Svend Bille
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 909 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 29.02.1912
Cinemas Kosmorama (København)
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction August Blom


Script Bertel Krause


Cinematography Johan Ankerstjerne


Willy Prager, læge Valdemar Psilander
Erna, Willys forlovede Gerda Krum-Juncker
von Stein, officer Henry Seemann
Appearance Svend Bille
Appearance Henny Lauritzen
Appearance Franz Skondrup
Appearance Axel Boesen
Appearance Julie Henriksen
Appearance Aage Hertel
Appearance H.C. Nielsen
Appearance Zanny Petersen

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