The Opium Smoker

Holger-Madsen, Denmark, 1914

DK/FeatureDrama, Melodrama, Thriller

The opium smoker Hugo is the youngest son of Baron von Kaufmann. Hugo is insanely jealous of his older brother Ernest. When Ernst’s engagement with beautiful Henny is announced at a costume ball, Hugo gets furious. He decides to kill his brother, but the evil plan is revealed.
The film was banned in Denmark. Instead it opened in Finland.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Opiumsdrømmen
Danish title Opiumsdrømmen
Other titles Opiumsrusen
Director Holger-Madsen
Screenplay Axel Petersen
Director of Photography Marius Clausen
Appearance Zanny Petersen, Robert Schyberg, Alf Blütecher, Frederik Jacobsen
Production country Denmark
Technical info 720 meter, 35 mm, Silent
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction Holger-Madsen


Script Axel Petersen


Cinematography Marius Clausen


Henny von Brincken Zanny Petersen
Hugo von Kauffmann Robert Schyberg
Ernst von Kauffmann, bror til Hugo Alf Blütecher
Grev von Kauffmann, brødrenes far Frederik Jacobsen
Appearance Philip Bech
Appearance Vibeke Krøyer
Appearance Aage Schmidt
Appearance Aage Hertel
Appearance Ingeborg Jensen
Appearance Paula Ruff
Appearance Ebba Lorentzen
Appearance Oluf Billesborg
Appearance Fritz Lamprecht

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