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Benjamin Christensen (I) (1879–1959)

Benjamin Christensen was born on September 28, 1879 in Viborg, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922), Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) and The Devil's Circus (1926). He was married to Karen Winther, Sigrid Stahl and Ellen Arctander. He died on April 2, 1959 in Copenhagen, Denmark. See full bio »

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(age 79) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Former medical student, turned film maker, he achieved initial acclaim for several atmospheric thrillers, shot in Denmark from 1913 at the Dansk-Biograph Kompagnie. He is most highly regarded for the -- at the time shocking and controversial -- medieval horror film 'Haxan' (aka 'Witchcraft Through the Ages',1922), after which he went to Germany for a spell at Ufa. In the U.S. from 1925, he ... See more »

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