The Monk's Temptations

Fritz Magnussen, Denmark, 1921

10 min.DK/FeatureSilent films

The beautiful Margrethe is engaged to the seminarian Bengt Darre, but oh, he’s such a bore. He’s a bit of a dreamer and very pious. She’s cheerful, happy and ready for wild adventures. When he blames her for killing a swan, Margrethe has had enough. She leaves him and finds herself a new man. Bengt becomes a monk and devotes himself to God. However, none of them manage to find happiness.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Munkens Fristelser
Danish title Munkens Fristelser
Other titles Forsagelsens Vej
Director Fritz Magnussen
Screenplay Adolf Langsted
Director of Photography Johan Ankerstjerne
Appearance Olaf Fønss, Ebba Thomsen, Philip Bech, Emma Wiehe
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Kinografen
Technical info 1877 meter, 35 mm, 1,33:1, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 07.03.1921
Cinemas Kinografen
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Production company Dansk Astra Film Co
Domestic distribution Kinografen


Direction Fritz Magnussen


Script Adolf Langsted


Cinematography Johan Ankerstjerne


Bengt Darre, senere Broder Benedetto Olaf Fønss
Margrethe Ebba Thomsen
Godsejer Wenck, Margrethes far Philip Bech
Fru Wenck, Margrethes mor Emma Wiehe
Bengt Darres mor Oda Rostrup
Grev Herbert von Platen Robert Schmidt
Mogens, grev Herberts søn Hugo Bruun
Lensgreve Korff Cajus Bruun
Lensgrevinde Korff Stella Lind
Komtesse Clara Korff Thilda Fønss
Karen, stuepige Gudrun Bruun Stephensen
Broder Giovanni Herman Florentz

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