For the Sake of a Man

Holger-Madsen, 1914, 44 min
MOST WANTED | Betty Nansen was the greatest diva of Danish theatre at the time, and it was quite a feather in the cap for the Nordisk Film studio and its founder, Ole Olsen, when he landed a contract with her in 1913. However, Nansen never truly conquered the medium of film the way that a certain Asta Nielsen did; around this time, ‘Die Asta’ had just set out for Germany. ''For the Sake of A Man'', in which Nansen plays alongside one of the greatest male Danish stars of the theatre, Poul Reumert, is among the now-lost Betty Nansen films.

Becoming infatuated by an actor, countess Cora leaves her husband and takes to the stage herself. When she becomes successful, the actor grows jealous and deceives her. With her world in ruins, she is reconciled with her husband, only to once again let herself be seized by passion for the actor. The love triangle has a tragic end.

The still images available testify to extravagant interior shots.

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