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Won by Waiting

ElskovsOpfindsomhed

Director
Sofus Wolder

Release year
1913

Country
Denmark

Other titles
Elskovs Opfindsomhed (DK - original title)
Hans og Grethe (alternative title)
Hans und Grethe (DE)

Category
Short film

Length 
295 metres

Technical data
35 mm - 1,33:1 - b/w - mute

About the movie

/Won by Waiting

Hans Bugge, who owns a small, poor farm, is engaged to Grethe, the beautiful daughter on the neighbouring farm. They are free to marry, but not until Hans has 20,000 crowns in a savings account. The outlook is grim. He barely knows what a bankbook looks like and Grethe’s mother, the widow Holm, is unyielding. One day Hans gets a visit from his sister Clara, now an actress in Copenhagen, who turns life on the small farm upside down.

The script for this short farce was Dreyer’s first independent screenwriting assignment for Nordisk Films Kompagni, where he started working on 1 July 1913.

Credits

/Won by Waiting

Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Distributor
Release date and place 7.9. 1913 / Biograf-Theatret


Directed by 

Sofus Wolder Director 


Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer  Screenwriter 


Cinematography by

Carl Ferdinand Fischer Camera Operator


Cast 

Maja Bjerre-Lind Widower Holm
Gerd Egede-Nissen Grethe, Mrs. Holm's daughter
Svend Bille Hans Bugge, owner of a farm
Ellen Aggerholm Clara, actress, Hans's sister
Ebba Lorentzen
Betzy Kofoed
         

Manuscript

Det Danske Filminstitut CARL TH. DREYER - THE MAN AND HIS WORK

DREYER@DFI.DK
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