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Temptations of a great city

August Blom, Denmark, 1911

41 min.DK/FeatureSilent films

The morally weak son of a rich widow gets into trouble because of his debts to a money lender, whose daughter becomes his fiancée. The drama reaches its climax in the famous "mirror-scene", where the desperate son sneaks into his mother's living room at night to steal her money. The film was Psilander's debut at Nordisk and one of the company's most successful films ever.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Ved Fængslets Port
Danish title Ved Fængslets Port
Other titles Storstadens Fristelser, Foran Fængslets Port, Storbyens Fristelser, Versuchungen der Grossstadt, Temptations of a great city, Les tentations de la grande ville
Director August Blom
Screenplay Ljut Stensgaard, Erling Stensgaard
Director of Photography Axel Graatkjær
Appearances Augusta Blad, Valdemar Psilander, Richard Christensen, H.C. Nielsen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni
Technical info 820 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 06.03.1911
Cinemas Panoptikon
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni

Direction

Direction August Blom

Script

Script Ljut Stensgaard
Script Erling Stensgaard

Cinematography

Cinematography Axel Graatkjær

Appearance

Etatsrådinde Metha Hellertz, enkefrue Augusta Blad
Aage Hellertz, bankassistent, Methas søn Valdemar Psilander
Bruun, Aages ven Richard Christensen
Block, Aages ven H.C. Nielsen
Hansen, kellner og rentier Holger Hofman
Anna, Hansens datter Clara Wieth
Stella, varietésangerinde Thora Meincke
Didi, varietésangerinde Gudrun Bruun Stephensen
Appearance Frederik Jacobsen
Appearance Elna From
Tjenestepige hos Fru Hellertz Julie Henriksen

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