The Umbrella Shop

Lau Lauritzen Sr., Denmark, 1916

14 min.DK/Short fictionComedySilent films

Mr Holm, an umbrella manufacturer, is haunted by the name ‘Bech’, which he suddenly appears everywhere in his home. Holm is convinced that Bech – the famous theatre actor – is courting his wife. In fact, he is almost right. The actor Bech fancies the employee in Holm’s umbrella shop. But the confusion does not end here: Holm’s maid is also in love with a man called Bech – the local butcher’s apprentice. Will Holm figure it all out?
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Paraplyen
Danish title Paraplyen
International titles De Parapluie van Beck
Director Lau Lauritzen Sr.
Screenplay Alfred Paulsen
Director of Photography Hugo J. Fischer
Appearance Frederik Buch, Gerda Christophersen, Lauritz Olsen, Philippa Frederiksen
Production country Denmark
Technical info 353 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 21.01.1916
Cinemas Palads Sammen med "Fattigdommens datter"
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction Lau Lauritzen Sr.


Script Alfred Paulsen


Cinematography Hugo J. Fischer


Holm, paraplyfabrikant Frederik Buch
Fru Holm Gerda Christophersen
Bech, modeskuespiller Lauritz Olsen
Laurine, Pige hos Holms Philippa Frederiksen
Bech, slagtersvend, Larines kæreste Oscar Stribolt
Monna, ekspeditrice i Holms forretning Stella Lind
Pastor Pipp Carl Schenstrøm

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