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1920 (USA) See more »
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A Revelation See more »
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A group of the researchers from the Earth in a spaceship traveling to Mars, where, to big surprise, finds a peaceful vegetarian and pacifist civilization. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Gunnar Tolnæs ... Avanti Planetaros - Captain of the Space Ship
Zanny Petersen ... Corona, Avanti's Sister
Nicolai Neiiendam ... Professor Planetaros, Astronomer
Alf Blütecher ... Dr. Krafft, Avanti's Friend
Svend Kornbeck ... David Dane, American
Philip Bech ... Martian leader - Wise Man
Lilly Jacobson ... Marya, Martian Leader's Daughter
Frederik Jacobsen ... Professor Dubius
Birger von Cotta-Schønberg
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Nils Asther ... Wounded Martian Citizen (uncredited)
Alfred Osmund ... Martian Priest (uncredited)

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Holger-Madsen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sophus Michaëlis  novel "Himmelskibet"
Sophus Michaëlis  screenplay
Ole Olsen  writer

Produced by
Ole Olsen .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Frederik Fuglsang 
Louis Larsen 
 
Production Design by
Carlo Jacobsen 
 
Art Direction by
Axel Bruun 
 

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Also Known As:
"Himmelskibet" - Denmark (original title)
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Denmark:97 min | 80 min (DVD)
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Himmelskibet is available again, 5 January 2007
Author: susssus from Finland

I saw this film from 1918 recently at our local Helsinkian film archive. It seems that the Danish Film Institute has reconstructed it in 2006 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nordisk filmcompany, which was one of the largest in the world in the early 20th century. I believe there are several copies with English translations circulating around Europe at the moment.

I found the film fascinating and the trip to Mars well thought out. The plot line is certainly original, but I really don't want to reveal any more of it at the moment, as now the danger of spoiling things for you really exists ;-).

The film is also available on DVD, query the Danish Film Institute (Det Danske Filminstitut) web pages at dfi.dk with 'Himmelskibet' to get more info.

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