For the Sake of a Man

Holger-Madsen, Denmark, 1914

44 min.DK/FeatureDrama, MelodramaSilent films

Becoming infatuated by an actor, countess Cora leaves her husband and takes to the stage herself. When she becomes successful, the actor grows jealous and deceives her. With her world in ruins, she is reconciled with her husband, only to once again let herself be seized by passion for the actor. The love triangle has a tragic end.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Under Skæbnens Hjul
Danish title Under Skæbnens Hjul
International titles Le bonheur tue, La dicha que mata, A felicidade mata, Lyckan dödar
Other titles Lykken dræber, Skæbnespejlet
Director Holger-Madsen
Screenplay Sven Lange
Director of Photography Marius Clausen
Appearance Carl Lauritzen, Betty Nansen, Poul Reumert, Oluf Billesborg
Production country Denmark
Technical info 880 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 07.05.1914
Cinemas Panoptikon
Comment Premiered in Barcelona 15 December 1913.
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni


Direction Holger-Madsen


Script Sven Lange


Cinematography Marius Clausen


Grev von Schmettau Carl Lauritzen
Cora, grevens hustru Betty Nansen
Franz Kettner, skuespiller Poul Reumert
Appearance Oluf Billesborg
Appearance Maja Bjerre-Lind
Appearance Franz Skondrup
Appearance Ingeborg Jensen
Appearance Birger von Cotta-Schønberg
Appearance Christian Lange
Appearance Waldemar Hansen
Appearance Ingeborg Bruhn Bertelsen
Appearance Vera Esbøll
Appearance Alma Hinding
Appearance Paula Ruff
Appearance Svend Bille
Appearance Agnes Andersen
Appearance Christel Holch
Appearance Frederik Jacobsen
Appearance Betzy Kofoed
Appearance Torben Meyer

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