The Actor as Soldier (1911)

Carl Alstrup som Soldat (original title)
Smith's time to become a soldier under conscription has arrived. Smith is an actor, and we see him at a farewell dinner given him by his pals. He makes a bet that on the following Monday ... See full summary »

Writer:

Waldemar Hansen

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Cast

Credited cast:
Carl Alstrup ... Galen - Actor
Frederik Buch Frederik Buch
Erik Crone Erik Crone
Otto Lagoni Otto Lagoni
Carl Lauritzen Carl Lauritzen
Aage Lorentzen Aage Lorentzen
Lauritz Olsen Lauritz Olsen
Franz Skondrup Franz Skondrup
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Smith's time to become a soldier under conscription has arrived. Smith is an actor, and we see him at a farewell dinner given him by his pals. He makes a bet that on the following Monday morning he will be back with them, exempt from all military service. Off he goes to the barracks, and soon we see him attired in his new garb. He adopts all sorts of tricks in order to win his bet. In his squad he does everything wrong. His rifle always gets on the wrong shoulder; his fingers get jumbled in the barrel. On sentry duty, he wraps himself up with all manner of apparel to keep out the cold. Before the commanding officer or at mess, he appears as Hamlet, or Napoleon, and is always giving one the impression of a mad actor. Taken before the surgeon, he is examined and his antics procure for him the coveted document informing all and sundry that "Mr. John Smith is unqualified for military service on account of mental debility." Armed with this, he repairs to the restaurant where his friends ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

4 November 1911 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Actor as Soldier 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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Released in the US as a split reel along with the documentary Through the South of France (1911). See more »

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