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Harry og kammertjeneren (1961)

Set in the late fifties in Denmark the poor junk yard assistant Harry inherits some money. He decides to use the money to hire a butler. The butler isn't too keen on the job at first, but ... See full summary »

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Bent Christensen
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Osvald Helmuth Osvald Helmuth ... Gamle Harry
Ebbe Rode Ebbe Rode ... Fabricius
Gunnar Lauring Gunnar Lauring ... Biskoppen
Henning Moritzen ... Fyrst Igor
Lise Ringheim Lise Ringheim ... Magdalene
Lily Broberg Lily Broberg ... Trine, Café Dråbens værtinde
Olaf Ussing Olaf Ussing ... Krause, bilforhandler
Palle Kirk Palle Kirk ... Heisenberg, 8 år
Aage Fønss Aage Fønss ... Herskabstjener I
Ejner Federspiel Ejner Federspiel ... Herskabstjener II
Einar Reim Einar Reim ... Mink, overbetjent (as Einer Reim)
Ernst Schou Ernst Schou ... Advokat Lund
Emil Halberg Emil Halberg ... Viggo, udsmider
Johannes Krogsgaard Johannes Krogsgaard ... Teaterdirektøren
Valsø Holm Valsø Holm ... Meyer, grønthandler
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Set in the late fifties in Denmark the poor junk yard assistant Harry inherits some money. He decides to use the money to hire a butler. The butler isn't too keen on the job at first, but he takes it because there aren't that many butler-jobs around at the moment. In the beginning both of them don't know what to expect of the other, but find a way to satisfy both of them. The people in the neighborhood at first make jokes about Harry and his butler, but in the end they start to accept him when he starts to help them. Written by Uffe Ring-Petersen <uffe.ring-petersen@eb.dk>

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Comedy | Family

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A poetic masterpiece.
21 January 2001 | by Curt JensenSee all my reviews

When Harry (Oswald Helmuth), a sweeet but less than affluent man just wins the lottery he doesn't spend the money on getting away from the junkyard where he lives.. nooh, he decide to hire a genuine butler. The butler (Ebbe Rode) hates the place at first and have great difficulties but eventually recognisces Harry's wonderful humanity. A Great danish film, and one everyone ought to see. This is what humanity's about. I particularly love the scene where Harry's watching TV (though a TV-shop window, he can't afford a TV), and the butler is holding the umbrella over his head. A great movie by any standards!

9/10


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

8 September 1961 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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