The Road to Happiness

Holger-Madsen, Denmark, 1918

28 min.DK/FeatureDramaSilent films

Peter Niemand, a blacksmith by trade, is prone to drink and has something of a bad reputation with his comrades and his employer alike. One day, the factory owner is finally fed up with the lazy worker, giving him one last chance to change his ways. If not, he will be fired. Seized by a fierce desire for revenge, Niemand decides to burn down the factory. But before he can put his plans into action, he falls asleep, and in his dream he sees himself in the place of his employer. Can these visions help make Peter Niemand a better person?
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Lykken
Danish title Lykken
International titles Das Glück, Das zweite Ich
Director Holger-Madsen
Screenplay Benedikt Velten
Director of Photography Marius Clausen
Production designer Carlo Jacobsen
Appearance Valdemar Psilander, Ebba Thomsen, Jørgen Schønberg, Erik Holberg
Production country Denmark
Technical info 927 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 19.09.1918
Cinemas Panoptikon
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction Holger-Madsen


Script Benedikt Velten


Cinematography Marius Clausen

Production design

Production design Carlo Jacobsen


Peter Niemand, smed Valdemar Psilander
Hannie, Peters kone Ebba Thomsen
Franz, Peter og Hannies søn Jørgen Schønberg
Krause, fabriksejer Erik Holberg
Vandringsmanden Wilhelm Birch
Smed på fabrikken Tronier Funder

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