A Voice from the Past

Holger-Madsen, Denmark, 1916

DK/FeatureDramaSilent films

When Mrs. Walken's husband dies, she seeks out the medium Dr Kinley, who is reportedly able to make contact with the dead. Kinley, however, turns out to be a vile fraud who unscrupulously cheats his gullible clients. When he takes a shine to Walken’s daughter, he dresses up as the ghost of the deceased husband and forbids Mrs Walker to let her daughter marry her intended. Luckily for everyone, the daughter’s boyfriend suspects Kinley of deception and exposes him in front of everyone.
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Original title Spiritisten
Danish title Spiritisten
International titles Der Spiritist, Le Spirite
Other titles Spiritismens Mysterier
Director Holger-Madsen
Director of Photography Marius Clausen
Appearance Marie Dinesen, Vibeke Krøyer, Carl Alstrup, Robert Schyberg
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 35 mm, Silent
Danish theatrical release 25.03.1916
Cinemas Panoptikon
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Holger-Madsen


Cinematography Marius Clausen


Fru Walken, enke efter godsejer Walken Marie Dinesen
Elsie, Fru Walkens datter Vibeke Krøyer
Dr. Parker Carl Alstrup
John Kinley Robert Schyberg
Appearance Frederik Jacobsen
Appearance Moritz Bielawski
Appearance Julie Henriksen
Appearance Mathilde Felumb Friis
Appearance Franz Skondrup
Appearance Doris Langkilde

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