A Daughter of Eve

Hjalmar Davidsen, Denmark, 1914

55 min.DK/FeatureMelodrama, DramaSilent films

Solicitor von Ramm lives alone with his little daughter, whom he had with his teenage sweetheart Klara. At a party, he randomly encounters Klara, who has since married the talented pulmologist von Esmarck. Ramm gives into Klara’s desire to see their child again, and the love between them is suddenly rekindled. When the child falls ill, Ramm has to beg Dr. von Esmarck to help, and he finally relents only when Klara reveals that the child is hers. However, von Esmarck is wrongfully convicted of the murder of his old uncle, and Ramm must act as prosecutor against the doctor who just saved his child’s life. In connection with the trial, the scales fall from Klara’s eyes, and she now knows with certainty where her heart belongs.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Lykken svunden og genvunden
Danish title Lykken svunden og genvunden
International titles La sphinx, La esfinge, A Esphinge, Sfinxen, O clamor da razao
Other titles Sfinxen
Director Hjalmar Davidsen
Screenplay Carl Gandrup
Director of Photography Louis Larsen
Appearance Valdemar Psilander, Ellen Aggerholm, Carl Lauritzen, Cajus Bruun
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 1106 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 30.03.1914
Cinemas Vesterbro
Comment Premiered in Barcelona 7 December 1913.
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Hjalmar Davidsen


Script Carl Gandrup


Cinematography Louis Larsen


Dr. med. Anton Esmarck Valdemar Psilander
Klara, Antons kone Ellen Aggerholm
Advokat v. Ramm, Klaras tidligere mand Carl Lauritzen
Rentier Esmarck, Antons onkel Cajus Bruun
Appearance Franz Skondrup
Arbejdsmand Beck Lauritz Olsen
Appearance Oluf Billesborg
Appearance Christian Lange
Appearance Waldemar Hansen
Appearance Birger von Cotta-Schønberg
Appearance Ingeborg Bruhn Bertelsen
Appearance Ebba Lorentzen
Appearance Paula Ruff
Appearance Holger Syndergaard
Appearance Ingeborg Jensen
Appearance Vera Esbøll
Appearance Lily Frederiksen
Appearance Aage Henvig

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