Kispus is a 1956 Danish romantic comedy film written and directed by Erik Balling. The film was the first Danish feature movie to be filmed in colour.[1][2][3]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byErik Balling
Written byErik Balling
StarringHelle Virkner
Henning Moritzen
CinematographyPoul Pedersen
Edited byCarsten Dahl
Music byUlrik Neumann
Svend Asmussen
Arvid Muller, lyrics
Distributed byNordisk Film Kompagni
Release date
  • 1956 (1956)
Running time
105 minutes


The eccentric fashion designer Mr. Marcel gives his newly designed gown to the common working-class seamstress, Eva, when he sees how well it fits her. He then bets the actress who originally ordered the gown that if Eva wears his creation to an upcoming movie premiere, she will be accepted as a high-society woman. He is right and Eva attracts the young aristocrat Jakob. Eva fears that Jakob will discover her lowly background, but Jakob himself is a fraud. He is only a poor student who works as a chauffeur and sells his books to take her out. After numerous misunderstandings and complications, love wins out over snobbery and fraud.



  1. ^ Pedersen, Paw Kåre (2012). Direktor Lau Lauritzen. Historien om filmmanden Lau Lauritzen junior og ASA Film. p. 405. ISBN 978-87-7114-705-6. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  2. ^ "DR Presse". (in Danish). 28 July 2007. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Erik Balling – Gyldendal". Den Store Danske (in Danish). Retrieved 19 February 2018.

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