The Call of the Child (1914)

Das Kind ruft (original title)
Ernest Schiller, a wealthy merchant, has the cherished ambition to secure as his son-in-law the Count De Grechy, a member of the nobility. His ambition is about to be realized, for the ... See full summary »

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Urban Gad

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Urban Gad
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Asta Nielsen ... Elena
Fred Immler Fred Immler
Max Agerty Max Agerty
Mary Scheller Mary Scheller
Senta Eichstaedt Senta Eichstaedt
Hans Lanser-Rudolf Hans Lanser-Rudolf

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Ernest Schiller, a wealthy merchant, has the cherished ambition to secure as his son-in-law the Count De Grechy, a member of the nobility. His ambition is about to be realized, for the Count has accepted an urgent invitation to be Schiller's guest. His arrival is hailed with delight by the merchant, who offers the freedom of his home. Bertha, Schiller's daughter, does not experience the same enthusiasm which is manifested by her father. The reason for this is that she has pledged her heart and hand to Franz Rambauld, her sweetheart. The Count's attentions, therefore, are greatly distressing to Bertha. Nevertheless, through her father's insistence, the unfortunate girl is compelled to engage herself to the Count. To celebrate her engagement, her father gives an elaborate reception. During the festivities Bertha joins Franz, and they run away to be married. Three happy years follow, and a little child makes glad the heart of the parents. Franz, through unfortunate speculation, becomes ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Artistic but morbid
17 August 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An artistic but morbid production in two reels. Asta Nielsen is seen in the role of the mother of the child. The child of the beautifully housed, but neglected, mother dies, and through grief at the unhappy incident, the mind of the mother wanders, and at last, overcome by the thought of her little one sleeping out under the cold snow, she herself walks out in her night clothes, bares her breast to the storm and sinks dying amid the snow. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

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May 1915 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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