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June 1914 (USA) See more »
After Dr. Friedrich's wife becomes mentally unstable and his research papers are rejected, he leaves the country to respite. | Add synopsis »
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One of the supposed masterpieces of the Danish silent screen. See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)
Olaf Fønss ... Dr. Friedrich Kammacher
Ida Orloff ... Ingigerd Hahlstroem - artistic dancer

Ebba Thomsen ... Eva Burns
Carl Lauritzen ... Dr. Schmidt
Frederik Jacobsen ... Dr. Georg Rasmussen
Charles Unthan ... Arthur Stoss - armless man

Torben Meyer ... Willy Snyders - artist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Svend Bille
Oluf Billesborg
Maja Bjerre-Lind
Cajus Bruun ... Friedrich's father

Michael Curtiz ... Hans Fuellenberg - Friedrich's college pal (as Mihály Kertész)
Marie Dinesen ... Friedrich's mother
Vera Esbøll
Lily Frederiksen
Thomas P. Hejle ... Clerk
Aage Henvig
Alma Hinding ... Fugitive
Ingeborg Jensen
Musse Kornbech ... Young Canadian lady
Svend Kornbeck ... Ship's captain
Bertel Krause ... Artist's agent
Christian Lange
Henny Lauritzen
Lau Lauritzen
Peter Nielsen
Emilie Otterdahl ... Lady at fancy dress ball
Albrecht Schmidt ... Eva's father
Christian Schrøder ... Ingigerd's father
Franz Skondrup ... Stoss' waiter-helper
Vilhelm Stigaard ... Wilhelm - Ship's 1st Mate (as Alfred Stigaard)
Birger von Cotta-Schønberg
Charles Willumsen

Directed by
August Blom 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Axel Garde  writer
Gerhart Hauptmann  novel
Karl-Ludwig Schröder  writer

Produced by
Ole Olsen .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Israel (1998 New Score)
Cinematography by
Johan Ankerstjerne 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Curtiz .... assistant director
Robert Dinesen .... assistant director

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121 min | 116 min (20 fps)
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Two endings were shot: One happy and one sad - the latter for the Russian market.See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One of the supposed masterpieces of the Danish silent screen., 27 June 2007
Author: Spent Bullets from Chinatown, California

Denmark's Atlantis (1913), another ship-sinking story influenced by the Titanic tale and filmed off the coast of New Zealand, was one of the first full-length films ever made - it had a 1 hour, 53 minute running time. This version of the story from director August Blom appeared to sink a full-scale boat for realism. It was a very realistic and naturalistic-looking Titanic film with a well-staged action scene of the ship's sinking. The story is rather simple, despondent over his institutionalized wife, a doctor endeavors to cope by traveling through Europe and eventually to New York, surviving an ocean liner sinking on the way. The film was hailed as an impressive achievement for the cinema of 1913, especially for the sinking liner sequence that was influenced by the Titanic disaster. It was also one of the most popular films of the silent decades, and a worldwide smash hit.

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