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The Woman Always Pays (1910)
"Afgrunden" (original title)

 -  Short | Drama  -  18 April 1912 (USA)
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At a tramcar in Copenhagen the piano teacher Magda Vang meets the young man Knud Svane, who falls in love with her. She is invited to spend the summer with him and his parents at the ... See full summary »

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Magda Vang
Robert Dinesen ...
Ingenieur Knud Svane / Magda's Fiancé
Poul Reumert ...
Artist Rudolf Stern / Circus Performer
Hans Neergaard ...
Pastor Peder Svane / Knud's Father
Hulda Didrichsen ...
Frau Svane
Emilie Sannom ...
Varietésängerin Lilly d'Estrelle / Magda's Rival
Oscar Stribolt ...
Kellner / Waiter
Arne Weel ...
Guest in Garden
Johannes Fønss ...
Guest in Garden
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At a tramcar in Copenhagen the piano teacher Magda Vang meets the young man Knud Svane, who falls in love with her. She is invited to spend the summer with him and his parents at the vicarage in Gjerslev. Outside the vicarage a circus troupe passes by, and Magda is saluted by the performer Rudolph Stern. In the night Rudolph climbs a ladder to Magda's bedroom. She tries to flee his advances, but after a hot kiss she surrenders, and runs away with him. Magda is hired as a dancer with Rudolph at the Empire Varieté. When Rudolph fondles a ballet dancer Magda gets furious, and starts a fight in front of the audience. Magda and Rudolph are fired. To earn some money Rudolph forces Magda to play the piano in a band at a garden restaurant. Knud turns up and recognizes her. Incognito he asks her for a private meeting. Magda thinks she is asked to sell her body and refuses, but Rudolph forces her to go. When Rudloph after a while interrupts and finds Magda with Knud, he gets furious and starts ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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This film contains a scene in which Asta Nielsen dances suggestively with a man whom she is binding with rope. The scene was censored in the US. See more »

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A "provocative" movie...
18 September 2003 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Interesting film, though it does seem too long at some points. The film however do contain especially one interesting scene. Magda, the young girl whom the story revolves around, is performing on stage, with her love, a circus artist. On stage she ties him up with rope, and slowly starts to dance around him. But it ain't polka she's dancing! She rubs against his body, feeling him up, while she slowly moves around him. Now this of course doesn't sound very provocative today, but at that time it made the mountains move! In fact, it was so provocative at the time that it was forbidden for young men to see. Of course not any young man... only to the young men from the working classes (we all know who easy "they" /working class men/ are influenced! One simply couldn't afford to poison a young workers mind!)


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