Children of the West

Alfred Kjerulf, Denmark, 1917

DK/FeatureWestern, Drama, MelodramaSilent films

Natural scientist Murphy gets lost and ends up with a tribe of Native Americans, where the chief’s daughter To-to tends to him lovingly. They get married and have a child, little Pawa, but not everyone in the tribe is happy about the alliance with the white man. The chief’s sister, Narrova, will stop at nothing to destroy the small family.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Vestens Børn
Danish title Vestens Børn
International titles Les enfants du Far West, Los hijos del Far West, Vestens børn, Västens barn, Die Kinder des Westens
Other titles Indianerpigen
Director Alfred Kjerulf
Screenplay Alfred Kjerulf
Director of Photography H.F. Rimmen
Production designer Carlo Jacobsen
Appearance Karen Sandberg, Philip Bech, Betzy Kofoed, Kai Lind
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 1529 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 26.12.1917
Cinemas Vesterbro Teater
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Alfred Kjerulf


Script Alfred Kjerulf


Cinematography H.F. Rimmen

Production design

Production design Carlo Jacobsen


Indianerpigen To-To Karen Sandberg
Indianerhøvdingen "Den store ørn" Philip Bech
Narrova, "Den store ørn"s søster Betzy Kofoed
Wyo, Narrovas søn på 28 år Kai Lind
"Bæveren", indiansk fører Franz Skondrup
Mr. Murphy, naturforsker Erik Holberg
John Field Marius Egeskov

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