The Farmer's Grandson (1909)

Herremandens Barnebarn (original title)
Inspector Brown at the estate is a wicked and brutal person, who is always quarreling with the workmen; but at the same time he is sly enough to ingratiate himself by sly words with the ... See full summary »

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Viggo Larsen
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Credited cast:
Aage Brandt Aage Brandt
Agnes Nørlund Seemann Agnes Nørlund Seemann
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Inspector Brown at the estate is a wicked and brutal person, who is always quarreling with the workmen; but at the same time he is sly enough to ingratiate himself by sly words with the Squire's daughter Elsie, so much so that she, as the inspector one day is turned out on account of his brutality, follows him, giving up her beautiful home and her old father on his behalf. A year later we see her in a poor-looking room in a big city. Brown is now just as brutal to Elsie as he was before to the workmen; he is not even ashamed of forcing her to give up the last of her savings, although she is ill, having just been confined with a child. This money he spends on bad women. Twelve years have passed. Brown has long since left Elsie, who is obliged to support herself and her boy, Charles, by sewing. Charles now does not want to be an encumbrance to his mother any longer, and we see him leaving the little home to go out in the country to look for a situation. Accidentally he comes to his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

Denmark

Release Date:

19 May 1909 (USA) See more »

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Nordisk Film Kompagni See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with Winter Landscapes Round Stockholm, Sweden (1909). See more »

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Scarcely more than commonplace
20 September 2014 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A Great Northern film which tells plainly and clearly a story of cruelty and abandonment, coupled with honesty and bravery, which finally conquer an old man's opposition, resulting in a happy ending to serious trouble. The little boy, the principal character, is satisfactory and convincing. It would be difficult to do his work better. The grandfather is also good, and as the others are merely assistants their individualities scarcely exert much influence upon one. In the main the photography is good, but there are places where it might be improved. As a whole it is a satisfactory film. A touch of tragedy is given in forcing the little boy to shoot his own father to protect his grandfather, who, as yet, looks upon him as a stranger. It is, perhaps, this touch which transforms the whole into an admirable film. Otherwise its dramatic qualities are scarcely more than commonplace. - The Moving Picture World, May 29, 1909


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