Also known as In the Life Spine
German film with English subtitles
Marriage between Margit and artist Erik Lind is interrupted by her infatuation with squire *Arvid Sund. She gives up the relationship because of Erik’s illness and death. Arvid’s brother however, brings the two back together.
Director: Heinz Schall
Writer: Louis Levy (screenplay)
Stars: Asta Nielsen, Bruno Eichgrün, Walter Wolffgram
Hamlet is a 1921 German film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play of the same name starring Danish silent film actor Asta Nielsen. It was directed by Svend Gade and Heinz Schall.
In this interpretation, inspired by Dr. Edward P. Vining’s book The Mystery of Hamlet, Hamlet is born female and disguised as a male to preserve the lineage. Though a radical interpretation, the New York Times said this film, “holds a secure place in class with the best.”
It has German and English intertitles
No English subtitles