Synopses to 24 silent films

Before he signed his directorial debut The President in 1919, Dreyer had been a fervent screenwriter of silent films. New on the website are synopses to the 24 silent films that Dreyer scripted between 1912 and 1919.

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Still from 'A Criminal's Diary' (Alexander Christian, DK, 1916)

Only two of these films have survived. The synopses, taken from the original Danish screening programmes, are therefore the most accurate rendering of the films' narratives.

Several of the scripts have been preserved and will in time be scanned and made available online.

See for example:
The Hidden Message
A Criminal's Diary
Misjudgement

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