A Revolution Marriage

August Blom, Denmark, 1915

58 min.DK/FeatureDrama, Historical drama, MelodramaSilent films

It’s the spring of 1793 and the French Revolution is raging. King Louis XVI had been beheaded in Paris a few months earlier, and the whole of Europe is teetering on the brink of war. Austrian troops move across the country’s northern border, and among many other members of the French nobility who emigrated, Erneste des Tressailles also serves as an officer in the enemy ranks. Although he risks the death penalty for treason, he rides to Trionville Castle to marry his young bride Alaine. The revolutionary troops arrive quickly and storm the castle, but Alaine is determined to save her groom.

Two of Danish silent film’s biggest names, Valdemar Psilander and Betty Nansen, play opposite each other here. This film earnt Betty Nansen job offers from America.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Revolutionsbryllup
Danish title Revolutionsbryllup
International titles The Heart of Lady Alaine
Other titles Et Revolutionsbryllup
Director August Blom
Based on Efter skuespil af Sophus Michaëlis.
Director of Photography Johan Ankerstjerne
Appearance Betty Nansen, Valdemar Psilander, Nicolai Johannsen, Johanne Fritz-Petersen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 1234 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 15.11.1915
Cinemas Palads
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction August Blom


Cinematography Johan Ankerstjerne


Alaine de l'Estoile Betty Nansen
Marc-Arron, oberstløjtnant Valdemar Psilander
Erneste des Tressailles Nicolai Johannsen
Léontine, pige hos Alaine Johanne Fritz-Petersen
Montaloup, konventets udsending Philip Bech
Jean Lasque Svend Kornbeck
Prosper, tjener hos Alaine Peter Jørgensen
Præst Frederik Jacobsen
Hushovmester på slottet Preben Rist
Tressailles næstkommanderende Birger von Cotta-Schønberg
Jakobiner-soldat Oluf Billesborg
Appearance Volmer Hjorth-Clausen
Appearance Torben Meyer
Appearance Axel Mattsson

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