Denmark 1912

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Directed by August Blom

The man-hungry vampire, later to be popularized by America's Theda Bara, made her screen debut in this Danish melodrama directed by August Blom. Clara Wieth starred in the title role of the Vampire Dancer, which is just what she was: a dancer performing her seductions on-stage. Off-stage, the young girl is kindhearted and a bit naïve. The lustful dance, during which Robert Dinesen succumbs to the dancer's fatal charms, remained the centerpiece of the film, which was a popular success and made Wieth an international star. Later, as Clara Pontoppidan, she became one of Danish theater's leading tragediennes, working well into her eighties. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide

a.k.a. Vampyrdanserinden


Robert Dinesen as Oscar Borch
Henry Seemann as Count von Waldberg
Clara Wieth as Silvia Lafont
Frederik Jacobsen as Servant
Ingeborg Bruhn Bertelsen
Svend Bille
Axel Boesen
Frederik Christensen
Julie Henriksen
Johanne Krum-Hunderup
Otto Lagoni
H.C. Nielsen
Carl Schenstrøm
Agnes Nørlund Seemann
Birger von Cotta-Schønberg

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