During the Plague (1913)

Mens Pesten raser (original title)
Dr. Warren, a reserved man of a seemingly stern, cold nature, which is roused only in behalf of his loved profession, is an army surgeon, stationed in India. In the pursuit of his duties, ... See full summary »




Otto Rung




Credited cast:
Rita Sacchetto ... Alice Warren
Carlo Wieth Carlo Wieth ... Cpt. Alston
Carl Lauritzen Carl Lauritzen ... Dr. Warren
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnes Andersen Agnes Andersen
Svend Bille Svend Bille
Aage Henvig Aage Henvig
Alma Hinding Alma Hinding
Betty Nansen
Zanny Petersen Zanny Petersen
Franz Skondrup Franz Skondrup
Holger Syndergaard Holger Syndergaard
Ebba Thomsen


Dr. Warren, a reserved man of a seemingly stern, cold nature, which is roused only in behalf of his loved profession, is an army surgeon, stationed in India. In the pursuit of his duties, he leaves his beautiful, pleasure-loving wife, Alice, to her own devices. Captain Richard Alston, a handsome young officer, tries to make up for the husband's neglect by paying the pretty wife decided attention. Dr. Warren's suspicions are aroused, but at this juncture he is called away by an attack of plague at the river camp, some distance away, where a serum that he has discovered is demanded to stem the death rate. Dr. Warren works heroically among the wretched huts of the natives, nursing the sick and burning down the hovels to prevent the spread of the infection. In her loneliness, Alice sends for Captain Alston. On the road he encounters a child stricken with the plague. Alston puts the little one on the saddle before him and gallops away toward the hospital. When later he arrives at the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama







Release Date:

October 1913 (USA) See more »

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In the Line of Duty See more »

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Nordisk Film Kompagni See more »
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1.33 : 1
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The atmosphere of India is well carried out
13 November 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Here is a fine picture in five parts, a sure-enough feature. There are many strong situations. The conception of the husband by the writer of the story and the portrayal of the part by the actor are deserving of high praise. The latter will win the sympathy of all right at the beginning, and hold it to the end. The story is of an army doctor so absorbed in his search for a plague serum that he fails to pay sufficient attention to his wife. She becomes friendly with a captain. The latter is stricken with the plague while visiting at the home of the surgeon; in his absence of course; on the return of the husband and his discovery of the state of affairs the wife appeals for the use of his serum. The laboratory is a marvel of realism. The portrayal of the making of the antitoxin is skillfully, deftly done, very professional. Although the picture was made in the north of Europe, the atmosphere of India is well carried out. The whole picture is well staged and finely photographed. The finish, where the husband tells the wife to choose between the two of them and she, realizing the revealed nobility of the husband, turns to him, is strong in its heart appeal. - The Moving Picture World, September 20, 1913

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