In a Den of Lions

28 min.DK/FeatureSensational films, DramaSilent films

Every day is life and death for the circus performers of the big city. Tightrope dancer Ulla lives and works in a circus with her family. Tragically, her husband plunges to his death after a wrong step during the eternal acrobatic ‘dance macabre’. In the midst of Ulla’s grief, the lion tamer proves to be a true predator, eyeing up an easy prey. Ulla quickly faces bigger worries, as the circus director forces her to walk on a tightrope directly over the lion tamer’s ferocious lions.
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Original title Mellem Storbyens Artister
Danish title Mellem Storbyens Artister
International titles Die grosse Sensation, Life in a Circus
Other titles Cirkusliv, Løvefilmen
Director Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen
Screenplay Alfred Kjerulf
Appearance Ella Sprange, Henry Seemann, Frederik Jacobsen, Anton Gambetta Salmson
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 620 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 08.11.1912
Cinemas Panoptikon
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen


Script Alfred Kjerulf


Ulla, linedanserinde Ella Sprange
John, Ullas bror, jockey Henry Seemann
Appearance Frederik Jacobsen
Appearance Anton Gambetta Salmson
Appearance Carl Schenstrøm
Appearance Aage Lorentzen
Appearance Axel Mattsson
Appearance Birger von Cotta-Schønberg
Appearance Albert Helsengreen
Appearance Ingeborg Bruhn Bertelsen
Appearance Alma Hinding

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