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Take What You Want (1947)

Ta', hvad du vil ha' (original title)
A shameless car salesman and womanizer Kurt (Ebbe Rode) is caught red handed when trying to cheat his way to the family fortune.


Ole Palsbo


Mårten Edlund (novel) (as Martin Edlund), Fleming Lynge
2 wins. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ebbe Rode Ebbe Rode ... Kurt Bergholtz
Agnes Thorberg Wieth Agnes Thorberg Wieth ... Konsulinde Hedvig Bergholtz
Bjarne Forchhammer Bjarne Forchhammer ... Lektor Ejnar Bergholtz
Ib Schønberg ... Redaktør Oscar Bergholtz
Ellen Gottschalch Ellen Gottschalch ... Maja Bergholtz
Erni Arneson Erni Arneson ... Esther Wulff
Helle Virkner Helle Virkner ... Britta Wulff
Hans Egede Budtz Hans Egede Budtz ... Professor Axel Wulff
Vera Gebuhr Vera Gebuhr ... Marianne Beyer
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ... Poul Strøm
Elith Pio Elith Pio ... Dr. Tørring
Poul Nordstrøm Poul Nordstrøm ... Thorkil
Anna Henriques-Nielsen Anna Henriques-Nielsen ... Husholdersken Bertha
Oda Poulsen Oda Poulsen ... Sygeplejersken Frk. Ege
Knud Rex Knud Rex ... Freddy Boesen


A shameless car salesman and womanizer Kurt (Ebbe Rode) is caught red handed when trying to cheat his way to the family fortune.

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5 September 1947 (Denmark) See more »

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Take What You Want See more »

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Nordisk Film See more »
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Serve Yourself
22 December 2013 | by milton-freddySee all my reviews

Palsbo started out with a compassionate social story of morally banned young single mothers (Diskret Ophold) and continued the year after with a more thoroughly dramatic angle on unaccepted children in 'Take what you want' where a young man in a family is not eligible to partake in the heritage from the deceased patron since he was not the young man's biological father. The title of the film is an utterance of the young man Kurt played by Ebbe Rode to which his uncle replies "...but be prepared to pay the price!" The film is a concise and unscrupulous presentation of the lust for money and sex, a harsh bit of reality to be presented to the moviegoers back then. Even though it grossed a substantial amount as those of his colleagues Astrid and Bjarne Henning-Jensen the production company, Nordisk Film, fired them and chose less uncompromising directors to produce their films in the future. In the end of this particular movie Ib Schønberg and Ellen Gottchalch has a strong suicide scene. Ole Palsbo also ended up taking his own life five years later.

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