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Day of Wrath (1943)

Vredens dag (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 24 April 1948 (USA)
The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Kirsten Andreasen Kirsten Andreasen ... (uncredited)
Sigurd Berg Sigurd Berg ... (uncredited)
Harald Holst Harald Holst ... (uncredited)
Albert Høeberg Albert Høeberg ... The Bishop (uncredited)
Emanuel Jørgensen Emanuel Jørgensen ... (uncredited)
Sophie Knudsen Sophie Knudsen ... (uncredited)
Preben Lerdorff Rye Preben Lerdorff Rye ... Martin (Absalon's son from first marriage) (uncredited)
Lisbeth Movin ... Anne Pedersdotter (Absalon's second wife) (uncredited)
Preben Neergaard Preben Neergaard ... Degn (uncredited)
Sigrid Neiiendam ... Merete (Absalon's mother) (uncredited)
Emilie Nielsen Emilie Nielsen ... (uncredited)
Thorkild Roose Thorkild Roose ... Rev. Absalon Pederssøn (uncredited)
Anna Svierkier ... Herlofs Marte (uncredited)
Hans Christian Sørensen Hans Christian Sørensen ... (uncredited)
Olaf Ussing Olaf Ussing ... Laurentius (uncredited)
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Storyline

In a 17th-century Danish village, an old woman is accused of witchcraft. In the shadow of her flight, capture, confession, and burning at the stake, the young wife of the town's aging pastor falls in love with the pastor's son. Her confession of this illicit affair to her husband brings on her husband's death. At the funeral the pastor's mother denounces the young widow as a witch. Will the widow's lover come to her defense, or has the day of wrath returned? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Strange Love Story - Told With Startling Frankness by Carl Dreyer, world-famous director. See more »

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Drama | History

Certificate:

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Trivia

Though the film is outwardly a chronicle of a religious witch-hunt, it contained many subtler comparisons to the behavior of the Nazis (torture and questioning) and Carl Theodor Dreyer fled Denmark for Sweden where he remained until the war was over. See more »

Goofs

Just before Martin kisses Anne for the first time, she is standing with her back to the window as Martin approaches her. In the next shot, she is standing facing the window when Martin touches her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Martin: You were always in my thoughts.
Anne Pedersdotter: And you in my dreams.
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Connections

Referenced in Ett litet rött paket: Drömmen om Elin (1999) See more »

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Irked in 17th Century Denmark...
17 May 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

I Fancy there'd be a good reason to feel a bit irked during most of the days of the 17th century, especially if you were a bonny lass with a celibate husband twice your age, a hag of a mother-in-law and you fancied your stepson something rotten. A bewitching film leaves us grateful we are alive today and thankful for our libertarian ways, with the director catching the essence of life's frustrations, misunderstandings and heinous cruelties during those times to perfection.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

24 April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Day of Wrath See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,642
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Production Co:

Palladium See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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