The Ghost of the Vaults (1911)

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A girl has two admirers, one a blacksmith, whom she prefers, and the other her cousin. Her father, a miser, wishes her to marry the latter, but she refuses. When her true love pays her a ... See full summary »

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August Blom
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Credited cast:
Nikolai Brechling Nikolai Brechling ... Fætter Gottlob
Thilda Fønss Thilda Fønss ... Jomfru Ilsebil
Otto Lagoni Otto Lagoni ... Grev v. Hohenstein
Lauritz Olsen Lauritz Olsen ... Smeden Ruprecht
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A girl has two admirers, one a blacksmith, whom she prefers, and the other her cousin. Her father, a miser, wishes her to marry the latter, but she refuses. When her true love pays her a visit the father sends his servants to capture the young man, and they put his in a cell. Later, the old man makes his nightly visit to the vault beneath his house, where, in a huge coffin or shell, he keeps his hoarded wealth. The nephew sees the old man go, and follows him. When he has gone, the nephew gets into the great coffin to better obtain the gold. While there, he has a fright on seeing a white-robed apparition in the doorway. It turns out to be the girl he admires, who is walking in her sleep. She chances to touch the rod which holds up the lid of the coffin, and it comes down with a crash, shutting the man in. The noise wakes the girl, and she is naturally distressed at finding herself in strange and unfamiliar surroundings. She faints, but just then her lover arrives. He has found a secret... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

Denmark

Release Date:

24 June 1911 (USA) See more »

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The Ghost of the Vaults See more »

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Nordisk Film Kompagni See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with the comedy Jim and Jack (1911). See more »

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The whole film is ghostly but perhaps will be more popular for that
25 February 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Here is a film showing a mixed-up love affair. A girl loves one man; her father desires her to marry another. To make her submission more certain, he imprisons the man she wants. The father has a hoard of gold which he keeps in a coffin in a vault, a combination so gruesome that it makes the audience feel creepy. The man whom he wants the girl to marry discovers the hiding place and while he is in the coffin examining his find of gold, the girl, walking in her sleep, touches the rod which holds up the lid of the coffin and it falls, holding him a prisoner inside. The lover appears on the scene at this juncture. The girl, awakened by the noise, faints and falls into the arms of her lover. The whole film is ghostly but perhaps will be more popular for that. - The Moving Picture World, July 8, 1911


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