Johan Jacobsen

Johan Jacobsen (born 14 March 1912 in Aarhus – died 7 July 1972 in Copenhagen) was a Danish film director. His parents were theatre manager Jacob Jørgen Jacobsen (1865-1955) and actress Christel Holch (1886-1968).

Johan Jacobsen
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Born(1912-03-14)14 March 1912
Aarhus, Denmark
Died7 July 1972(1972-07-07) (aged 60)
Copenhagen, Denmark
OccupationFilm director and producer
Years active1938–1966
Spouse(s)
Partner(s)
ChildrenBolette (Kisuna)
Trine

From the 1940s Jacobsen directed a number of both popular and critically acclaimed films for the film studio Palladium.

From 1947 onwards he was an independent director and producer. He produced his own films and those of his partner Annelise Hovmand (1924-2016) at his own film studio Flamingo.

In 1959 he was a member of the jury at the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

His A Stranger Knocks (1959) was in competition at the San Francisco International Film Festival 1960.[2] It was distributed in the US by Trans-Lux and played a major part in bringing down the American State Film Censorship system in 1965.[3][4]

In his last years Jacobsen worked for tycoon Simon Spies (1921-1984) at his cinema Merkur Bio in Copenhagen.

FilmographyEdit

Director:

Documentaries / shorts:

  • Da freden kom til Danmark (1945)
  • Kongefilmen Frederik IX (1949)
  • Næste gang er det dig (1948)
  • En dag i radioen (1950)
  • Skatteøens hemmelighed (1953)
  • The Little Match Girl (La petite fille aux allumettes) (1953)
  • Splintret emalje (1956)
  • Fremrykket møde (1964)
  • Norden i flammer (1965)

Producer:

  • Next time it's you (1948)
  • Kongefilmen Frederik IX (1949)
  • En dag i radioen (1950)
  • The Needle (1951)
  • All this and Island too (1951)
  • Problems to be solved (1952)
  • The Little Match Girl (La petite fille aux allumettes) (1953)
  • Skatteøens hemmelighed (1953)
  • Delusion (1955)
  • Hvorfor stjæler barnet? (1955)
  • Splintret emaille (1956)
  • Den store Gav-tyv (1956)
  • Be Dear to Me (Sei lieb zu mir) (1957)
  • Krudt og klunker (1958)
  • A Stranger Knocks (1959)
  • Frihedens pris (1960)
  • The Musketeers (1961)
  • Dronningens vagtmester (1963)
  • Sextet (Sekstet) (1963)
  • Fremrykket møde (1964)
  • Norden i flammer (1965)
  • Søskende (1966)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "9th Berlin International Film Festival: Jury". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  2. ^ Variety, November 2, 1960
  3. ^ Laura Wittern-Keller: Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship 1915-81. Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky. 2008.
  4. ^ "Movie Reviews". The New York Times. 5 August 2021.

LiteratureEdit

  • Morten Piil (ed): Danske filminstruktører. Gyldendal, Copenhagen. 2005.
  • Peter Schepelern (ed), 100 års dansk film. Rosinante, Copenhagen. 2001.
  • Peter Schepelern (ed): Filmleksikon. Munksgaard Rosinante, Copenhagen. 1995.

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