The Nun (1911)

Nonnen fra Asminderød (original title)
A monk who cherishes a secret passion for a young lady, sees her receive an admirer in secret, and tells her father. The father declares that he will place the girl in a convent. This is ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carl Alstrup
Edith Buemann ... Maid Marthe (as Edith Buemann Psilander)
Victor Fabian Victor Fabian ... Monk
Ella La Cour Ella La Cour ... Nun
Doris Langkilde Doris Langkilde
Axel Mattsson Axel Mattsson ... (as Axel Mattson)
Valdemar Møller Valdemar Møller ... Monk
Lauritz Olsen Lauritz Olsen ... Klenz
Ingeborg Rasmussen Ingeborg Rasmussen ... Nun
Petrine Sonne Petrine Sonne ... Nun
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A monk who cherishes a secret passion for a young lady, sees her receive an admirer in secret, and tells her father. The father declares that he will place the girl in a convent. This is just what the crafty priest wants, and he soon has everything in readiness to carry out the parent's wishes. The next time the lover calls upon the lady he is surprised and captured by a band of armed men, who take him to a dungeon. Before the day arrives on which she is to take the veil, the girl finds a means of conveying to her lover a file and a note telling him of her impending fate. He manages to get away, but powerless to take effective action unaided, the young man appeals to a powerful prince, who listens kindly to his story, and promises assistance. On the night before her admission to the convent, the wicked priest visits the girl. The girl, for lack of any other weapon, attacks her persecutor with a crucifix. He calls in the prioress and accuses the girl of blasphemy. A hasty trial is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Denmark | USA

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

13 May 1911 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nun See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nordisk Film Kompagni See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Distaste at seeing the crucifix handled without reverence
25 January 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A love story told with considerable dramatic power, which illustrates the intrigue of a monk and his attempt to get a girl into his power. The climax comes when the girl, convicted of blasphemy, is condemned to be buried alive, and the sentence is to be executed just as a prince, to whom she appealed, arrives with a body of men and rescues her. She falls into the arms of her lover, while the villain is hurried away to punishment. The story, as given, has offended the religious sensibilities of very many earnest people of all denominations; and especially Roman Catholics, whether they are especially earnest or not, feel distaste at seeing the crucifix handled without reverence. - The Moving Picture World, May 27, 1911


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