Sealed Orders (1914)

Movie


Sealed Orders (1914)
Det hemmelighedsfulde X (original title)

War is in the air. Relations between the two nations are strained to the breaking point. Count Spinelli is the secret agent of the foreign power, and it is his mission to find out what the plans of the government are. To assist in attaining his end, the count organizes a carrier pigeon service between his government's headquarters and an old mill on his own estate. Upon war being declared, Rear-Admiral Van Houven arranges his order of attack, and hands over the sealed orders referring to same, to his son, Lieutenant Van Houven. Through an extremely tragic train of events, these sealed orders are placed in the way of Spinelli, who, of course, is not slow to take advantage of his opportunity. Accordingly he copies the orders and sends them by carrier pigeon to his own chief. The pigeon, however, is shot by a government officer; the message is discovered and Rear-Admiral Van Houven learns of the treachery. Quite naturally he immediately suspects his son, and putting duty before paternal ...
Denmark
IMDb  7.0 /10
Creators
Director Benjamin Christensen
Writer Benjamin Christensen
Writer Laurids Skands
Information
Release Date1914-03-16
Runtime1h 24mins
GenreDrama, Mystery
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyDansk Biograf Compagni
CountryDenmark
LanguageDanish
Løjtnant van Hauen
Fru van Hauen
Ældste søn
Kontreadmiral van Hauen
Amanda Lund
Amanda Lund
Gamle Jane, barnepige
Hermann Spiro
Hermann Spiro
Grev Spinelli
Bjørn Spiro
Bjørn Spiro
Yngste søn, Johnny
Holger Bjerre
Holger Bjerre
Charles Løwaas
Charles Løwaas
Flådeofficer
Svend Rindom
Svend Rindom
Lærer
Robert Schmidt
Robert Schmidt
Sagfører
Finn Wennerwald
Finn Wennerwald
Flådeofficer

The Mysterious X

The Mysterious X (Danish: Det hemmelighedsfulde X) is a 1914 Danish silent drama film directed by Benjamin Christensen. It was Christensen's directorial debut. Prints of the film exist in the Det Danske Filminstitut and the Museum of Modern Art.


Cast

  • Benjamin Christensen as Løjtnant van Hauen
  • Karen Caspersen as Fru van Hauen
  • Otto Reinwald as the oldest son
  • Fritz Lamprecht as Kontreadmiral van Hauen
  • Amanda Lund as Gamle Jane, barnepige
  • Hermann Spiro as Grev Spinelli
  • Bjørn Spiro as Johnny, the youngest son