The Toad

Hagen Hasselbalch, Denmark, 1944

8 min.DK/DocumentaryNature films

The life of the toad from egg to adult stage. We see it devouring worms and caterpillars. The film culminates in a dramatic struggle between the toad and a hedge-hog. The latter is defeated by the toad's stinking poison glands.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Skrubtudsen
Danish title Skrubtudsen
Other titles Tudsen, The Toad
Keywords Amphibians, Toads, 1940-1949
Director Hagen Hasselbalch
Screenplay Hans Hvass
Director of Photography Hagen Hasselbalch
Composer Kai Rosenberg
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 254 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 04.12.1944
Cinemas Nora, Park, Amager Bio sammen med den synkroniserede udgave af "Professor Petersens Plejebørn"


Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni
Commissioned by Dansk Kulturfilm
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Hagen Hasselbalch


Script Hans Hvass


Cinematography Hagen Hasselbalch


Music Kai Rosenberg

Other credits

Expert Hans Hvass


Voiceover Hans Hvass

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