Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Abyss - 1910

Country: USA | Denmark
Language: English
Director: Urban Gad
Writer: Urban Gad
Stars: Asta Nielsen, Robert Dinesen and Poul Reumert
Release Date: 18 April 1912 (USA)
Also known as: Afgrunden (original title), A züllés útján (Hungary), Abgründe (Germany), Der Abgrund (Germany), Gøglerblod (Denmark - working title), Przepasc (Poland), The Abyss (undefined), The Woman Always Pays (USA), Woman Always Pays (USA).
Production Co: Kosmorama
Runtime: Denmark: 38 min | Denmark: 37 min (16 fps) (2004 restored version)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Dance | Tram | Theater | Actress | Letter | Bondage | Murderess |
Stairway | Murder
Genres: Short | Drama
Magda meets her fiancé and he invites her to visit him and his parents. While visiting them, a circus comes to town and Magda asks her fiancé to take her to the show. Afterwards one of the artists shows interest in Magda and her fiancé becomes jealous and brings her home. The artist follows and enters her room through the window. She runs off with the artist leaving a goodbye note. The fiancé later locates Magda, but she rejects him. We see Magda perform a gaucho dance on stage around the artist who she has tied up with a lasso but afterward the artist shows interest in another woman. Magda becomes jealous and starts a fight which gets her and the artist fired. She finds work as a piano player by which time her former fiancé sees her again. He sends her a note asking her to meet him. The artist follows Magda, interrupts their meeting and throws the fiancé out of the room...

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