In Defence of the Nation

August Blom, Denmark, 1916

67 min.DK/FeatureWar film, Melodrama, DramaSilent films

Pro Patria stars Valdemar Psilander as Lieutenant Erich von Wimpfen, who valliantly fights for his country in this war drama. As war breaks out, lovers are separated by war, but in the end the heroes of both sides are rewarded.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Pro Patria
Danish title Pro Patria
International titles Der Retter des Vaterlandes, Pour la patrie, Por la patria, Pro Patria
Director August Blom
Screenplay Fritz Magnussen
Director of Photography Johan Ankerstjerne
Appearance Carl Lauritzen, Valdemar Psilander, Alma Hinding, Gunnar Sommerfeldt
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 1358 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 21.02.1916
Cinemas Victoria-Teatret
Comment Premiered in Barcelona 5 April 1915.
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction August Blom


Script Fritz Magnussen


Cinematography Johan Ankerstjerne


Overgeneral von Wimpfen Carl Lauritzen
Løjtn. Erich von Wimpen, generalens søn Valdemar Psilander
Elsa, generalens datter Alma Hinding
Løjtn. Alexis von Kirkhowen Gunnar Sommerfeldt
Løjtn. Rudolph Swaiz Aage Hertel
Appearance Charles Willumsen
Appearance Axel Mattsson
Appearance Volmer Hjorth-Clausen
Appearance Erik Holberg

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