image

image

 
JOIN 800,000+ MEMBERS JOINJOIN Cancel
image

Dreyer, Carl-Theodor

print
bookmark
comment
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
You may use the stars on the left to rate and leave feedback for the current article. No registration is required. Waiting for 5 votes 0.0 of 5 stars (0 votes) — Thanks for your vote

Please fill out the following optional information before submitting your rating:



Dreyer was born in Copenhagen and went immediately into foster care, but he was adopted in 1891.

He first became a journalist but by 1913 he was a caption writer for silent films. His first film as a director was Praesidenten (1919), followed by (among others) Blade af Satans Bog (1921), La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928), Vampyr (1932), the documentary Vredens Dag (1942), Ordet (1955) and finally Gertrud (1964).

From 1921 to 1924 he lived and worked in Germany. Vredens Dag, with its obvious anti-Nazi sentiments, forced him into exile in neutral Sweden for the rest of World War II. Between Vampyr and Vredens Dag he returned to journalism and after the war he also worked for a time as a film theater manager for the Danish government in Copenhagen.

References

Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia, 1993-97
Carl Th. Dreyer: Danish film director, 1889-1968, edited by Sren Dyssegaard; English text by Reginald Spink. (Copenhagen: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, [1969])
Nash, Mark. Dreyer. (London : British Film Institute, 1977)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, vol. 2: Directors, edited by Laurie Collier Hillstrom. 3rd edition. (Detroit: St. James Press, 1997)

Indexes

European
Denmark
Germany
Sweden
19th Century
20th Century
Theater, Broadcasting, Cinema
Exile or Persecution (religious, Political or Social)
Birth or Infancy
Related Topics
Visitor Comments (0) - Be the first to comment
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.
Settings Help Feedback
Template Settings
Width: 1024     1280
Choose a Location:
Choose a Theme: