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Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889–1968)

The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the fact that his films often deal with religious ... See full bio »


(age 79) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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 1988 Medea (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1964 Gertrud (as Carl Th. Dreyer)
 1956 Noget om Norden (Short)
 1955 Ordet (uncredited)
 1954 Rønnes og Nexøs genopbygning (Documentary)
 1954 Et slot i et slot: Krogen og Kronborg (Documentary short)
 1950 Shakespeare og Kronborg (Short)
 1950 Storstrømsbroen (Documentary short)
 1949 Thorvaldsen (Documentary short) (writer)
 1948 They Caught the Ferry (Short) (writer)
 1947 Kampen mod kræften (Short)
 1947 Landsbykirken (Short)
 1947 The Seventh Age (Short documentary)
 1946 Vandet på landet (Short documentary)
 1943 Day of Wrath (uncredited)
 1942 Mødrehjælpen (Short documentary)
 1932 Vampyr (screenplay - as Carl Th. Dreyer)
 1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc (writer)
 1924 Michael (adaptation and screenplay - as Carl-Th. Dreyer)
 1920 Leaves Out of the Book of Satan (uncredited)
 1920 The Parson's Widow (screen adaptation - as Carl Th. Dreyer)
 1919 Grevindens ære (writer)
 1919 Gillekop (writer)
 1919 The President (writer)
 1918 Glædens Dag (writer)
 1918 Lydia (writer)
 1917 Fange no. 113
 1916 Guldets gift
 1916 Money
 1913 Hans og Grethe (writer)
 1913 Elskovs opfindsomhed (Short)
 1913 Chatollets hemmelighed (writer)
 1913 The War Correspondents (writer)
 1913 The Hidden Message (writer)
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Alternate Names:

Carl T. Dreyer | Carl Th. Dreyer | Carl-Th. Dreyer | Carl Dreyer


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[from Pauline Kael] Carl Dreyer's art begins to unfold just at the point where most directors give up. See more »


Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 265-273. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

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