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In the Sign of the Taurus (1974)

I Tyrens tegn (original title)
The town's wealthy benefactor dies, and leaves a bizarre bequest: unless one of the self-righteous citizens can produce an illegitimate child in 9 1/2 months, all his money goes to homeless cats, and they must start paying taxes.

Director:

Werner Hedman

Writer:

Werner Hedman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Preben Mahrt Preben Mahrt ... Borgmester / Mayor Felix
Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen ... Herta / Felix's wife
Susanne Breuning Susanne Breuning ... Dyveke / Felix and Herta's daughter
Ole Søltoft ... Andreas / Doctor
Johan Thiersen Johan Thiersen ... Greven / Count Lieberhaus
Suzanne Bjerrehuus Suzanne Bjerrehuus ... En af grevens piger / One of the count's girls
Otto Brandenburg Otto Brandenburg ... Albert / Carola's pimp
Lone Helmer Lone Helmer ... Carola / brothel madam
Karl Stegger Karl Stegger ... Frydenhøj / Pastor
Ingrid Langballe Ingrid Langballe ... Pastor's wife
Bent Warburg Bent Warburg ... Hector / Pastor's son
William Kisum William Kisum ... Apotekter og Barber Pillesen / Pharmacist and Barber Pillesen
Kate Mundt Kate Mundt ... Hulda / chemist's wife
Ole Monty Ole Monty ... Politimester / Police superintendent Striid
Mette Von Kohl Mette Von Kohl ... Eulalia / Police superintendent's wife
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Storyline

It's the summer of 1924, and Count von Lieberhaus, the town's benefactor for many years, has just kicked off, creating widespread concern among the local luminaries as to how the old boy chose to settle his estate. At the reading of his will, it turns out the lecherous old rogue has bequeathed his fortune to the first child born out of wedlock under the Sign of the Bull - 9 months and 14 days hence. Failing that, the estate will go to a home for homeless cats in Copenhagen, and the town's residents will be subject to taxation for the first time. This is a major dilemma for the self-righteous citizens, since there hasn't been an illegitimate birth in more than 30 years. How will they keep the Count's money - and preserve the illusion of moral rectitude? Written by ocoee96

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Taglines:

Festligt Dansk lystspil fra de glade 20'ere.

Genres:

Adult | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Alternate Versions

All close-up scenes of real sex was cut in Norway but in 2005 the movie finally passed uncut. See more »

Connections

Follows Danish Pastries (1973) See more »

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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

19 July 1974 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Alegres pecados de Dinamarca See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Con Amore, Merry Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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