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Once Upon a Time

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Original title
Der var engang
Running time
75 min.
Denmark Denmark
Carl Theodor Dreyer, Palle Rosenkrantz (Play: Holger Drachmann)
Silent movie
George Schnéevoigt (B&W)
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Sophus Madsen Film
Drama. Fantasy | Fairy Tales / Fables. Silent Film
Synopsis / Plot
Once Upon a Time, adapted from a national-romantic play by the Danish writer Holger Drachmann, is set in a fairytale past. The jolly old king of the rococo land Illyria lets his beautiful, but capricious, daughter have her way in all things. She not only rejects every suitor who comes to call, she also has them executed. Only the Prince of Denmark, happening by on his travels with his faithful sidekick Kaspar Røghat, has such a way with words that the princess lets him live, even while as she spurns him, too.
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