The Music-Hall Star

Holger-Madsen, Denmark, 1918

DK/FeatureDrama, MelodramaSilent films

The life of the young clerk Karl Fribert is right on track. He holds a trusted position in a reputable bank and is secretly engaged to the lovely Miss Gudrun, who works at the same place. But then something happens to wreck the young man’s life: he falls head over heels in love with the theatre prima donna Lydia – a woman who puts wealth above true love. The lives and happiness of three human beings are affected by the disastrous consequences.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Lydia
Danish title Lydia
International titles Lydia, Der Flammentanz, Lydie, Lidia, Lidia, Trahida no amor, Lydia, Lydia
Director Holger-Madsen
Screenplay Carl Th. Dreyer
Based on Efter Viggo Cavlings roman af samme navn fra 1914.
Director of Photography Marius Clausen
Appearance Valdemar Psilander, Ebba Thomsen, Philip Bech, Robert Schmidt
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 1216 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 09.04.1918
Cinemas Victoria-Teatret
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Holger-Madsen


Script Carl Th. Dreyer


Cinematography Marius Clausen


Karl Fribert, prokurist Valdemar Psilander
Lydia, operetteprimadonna Ebba Thomsen
Bankdirektør Alexis Brenge Philip Bech
Kurt, direktør Brenges søn Robert Schmidt
Gudrun Aarup Zanny Petersen
Gartner Aarup, Gudruns far Charles Wilken
Gudruns mor Johanne Krum-Hunderup
Steinwalt, bankdirektør Peter Nielsen

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