Acquitted

August Blom, 1914, 53 min
The honeymoon between the newly married couple Lydia and Count von Teyn soon comes to an end. The count makes his new wife jealous when he helps a female rider who makes obvious advances at him. Lydia has barely forgiven her husband before things go wrong again. During a horse race, the count has a terrible accident that leaves him paralysed. Lydia must be strong and make up her mind: How far is she willing to go to help her beloved?
Lydia is played by Betty Nansen.

The role is, in many ways, typical of the actress, who had a preference for strong, self-sacrificing women. ‘Acquitted’ was filmed by renowned cinematographer Johan Ankerstjerne, who worked for Nordisk Film from 1911 to 1915. It was Ankerstjerne that filmed world star Valdemar Psilander’s breakthrough film ‘Ved Fængslets Port’ (Temptations of a Great City (1911)). However, he is best known for his collaboration with director Benjamin Christensen and the cinematography of his masterpiece ‘Häxan’ (which translates as ‘The Witches’ or ‘Witchcraft through the Ages’) from 1922.

The film only has Danish intertitles.