Røverens Brud

Viggo Larsen, Denmark, 1907

DK/Short fictionSilent films

A member of a gang of outlaws secretly makes improper advances to the wife of the robber chieftain. When she rejects him, he betrays the chieftain to the gendarmes. She guns down the traitor, sneaks into the jail in disguise, gets the guards drunk, and frees her husband. During the getaway, he is recaptured, but she frees her wounded husband again from the cart in which he is being transported. They flee on horseback, but are finally cornered in a cabin, and both die in a shoot-out with the police.
This beautifully photographed film takes place in an indefinable milieu: the outlaws wear cowboy hats and Wild-West-like costumes, while the authorities are represented by sabre-wielding gendarmes in gaudy uniforms. Rather than a proper Western, this violent drama can be seen as an example of the popular crime-film genre. It is remarkable for its exceptionally energetic and capable heroine, who must repeatedly help her ineffectual husband.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Røverens Brud
Danish title Røverens Brud
Director Viggo Larsen
Screenplay Arnold Richard Nielsen
Director of Photography Axel Sørensen
Appearances Robert Storm Petersen, Clara Nebelong, Viggo Larsen
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Technical info 230 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 12.03.1907
Cinemas Biograf-Theatret


Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction Viggo Larsen


Script Arnold Richard Nielsen


Cinematography Axel Sørensen


Røveren Robert Storm Petersen
Røverens kone Clara Nebelong
Appearance Viggo Larsen

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