Necklace of the Dead (1910)

Den dødes Halsbaand (original title)
A girl is given a present of a necklace by her lover. She becomes an invalid, and in time passes away. The young man comes in to take a last farewell of his beloved. He places a bouquet of ... See full summary »

Director:

August Blom

Writer:

Knud Rassow
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julie Henriksen Julie Henriksen
Otto Lagoni Otto Lagoni
Ingeborg Larsen Ingeborg Larsen ... Countess
Nicolai Neiiendam Nicolai Neiiendam ... Carpenter
Rasmus Ottesen Rasmus Ottesen ... Servant
Thorkild Roose Thorkild Roose ... Count
Petrine Sonne Petrine Sonne ... Carpenter's Wife
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A girl is given a present of a necklace by her lover. She becomes an invalid, and in time passes away. The young man comes in to take a last farewell of his beloved. He places a bouquet of flowers on the pall, and encircles the dead girl's neck with the jewelry he had given her. Later, the undertaker's helper comes to perform the last sad office. This man is poor, and the sight of the necklace recalls to his mind the poverty of his home. Accordingly he goes during the night to the vault where the remains are entombed, unscrews the coffin, and removes the shroud. Horrors! He feels a movement. Unmanned, he flees from the spot, but reasoning the thing out afterwards, he comes to the conclusion that the movement he felt was not a ghostly visitation, but that perhaps the girl was buried alive! He goes to her lover, confesses all, and the two hasten to the vault. Meanwhile, the girl has really regained consciousness and gets out of her coffin, and finding that the door has shut, waits with ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

24 December 1910 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Necklace of the Dead See more »

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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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A gruesome but gripping story well portrayed
28 September 2015 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A dramatic subject of considerable power, admirably interpreted by artists of the Royal Theater, Copenhagen. A girl is given a present of a necklace by her lover. She becomes an invalid, and at length the doctors give up hope and the girl passes away. She is placed in her coffin, and the young man comes in to take a last farewell of his beloved. He places a bunch of flowers on the pall, and encircles the dead girl's neck with the jewelry he has given her. Later, the undertaker's man comes to perform the last sad office; the man is poor, and the sight of the necklace recalls to his mind the poverty of his home. He argues with himself that it is a sin to bury in the ground what will be useful to others, and he resolves to take the necklace. Accordingly he goes during the night to the vault where she is entombed, unscrews the coffin, and removes the shroud. Horrors! he feels a movement and comes to the conclusion that the girl was buried alive! He goes to her lover, confesses all, and the two hasten to the vault. Meanwhile, the girl has really regained consciousness, and panic-stricken with horror gets out of her coffin. When her lover arrives he finds her senseless with terror at her grim surroundings, but in his arms she recovers. Learning the undertaker's story, she gives him the necklace, the desire for which led to her preservation from a living grave. The man, however, feels that the only thing to be done in view of the circumstances is to devote the gift to the service of the church, and this he does. A gruesome but gripping story well portrayed. - The Moving Picture World, November 26, 1910


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