The Gambler's Wife

Holger-Madsen, 1913, 56 min
A past lover ignites a fiery gambling addiction within the reckless Prince Spinarosa. The old lover, Asta Leonhard, ensures that the prince acquires a royal gambling debt. Princess Spinarosa is a famous dancer in her own right and graciously offers her husband a piece of jewellery to cover his debt. One day she sees Asta wearing that very same piece of jewellery. Shattered by humiliation, the Princess realises that she must walk away from the prince and everything she knows.

The film has Danish intertitles with English subtitles.

The Austrian-Italian Rita Sacchetto plays the role of Princess Spinarosa. Sacchetto was at the time a famous dancer in modern, expressionist solo dance. She was employed by Nordisk Film from 1913-1915, during which time she was the company’s highest paid actress and is said to have behaved like a true prima donna.

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