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They Caught the Ferry

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Director
Carl Th. Dreyer

Release
1948

Country
Denmark

Other titles
De nåede færgen (DK - original title)
They Reached the Ferry (GB)
Ils n'ont pas pris le bac (FR)

Category
Short film

Running time 
12 min.

Technical data
35 mm - 1,37:1 - b/w- sound

About the movie

/They Caught the Ferry

A film adaptation of the »myth« entitled They Caught the Ferry by the Danish author and Nobel Prize winner Johannes V. Jensen (1873-1950) on the theme of a hazardous motor-cycle ride which ends disastrously. The motor-cyclist Sophus and his girl Elvira race along madly to catch the ferry at Nyborg. They succeed in catching Charon's ferry across the River of Death.

Credits

/They Caught the Ferry

Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni for Dansk Kulturfilm og Ministeriernes Filmudvalg
Distributor Statens Filmcentral/National Film Board of Denmark
Release date and place 12.5.1948 / Saga


Directed by 

Carl Th. Dreyer  Director 


Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer Screenwriter


Produced by

Ib Koch-Olsen  Production Manager 


Cinematography

Jørgen Roos  Director of Photography


Editing by

Jørgen Roos  Editor


Production Design

Erik Alslev  Drawings of skeletons on an automobile


Cast

Josef Koch Sophus - Driver of the motorcycle
Kamma Koch Elvira - Sophus's girlfriend and passenger
Ewald Rasmussen Charon
         

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