The Vicar of Vejlby (1931 film)

Præsten i Vejlby (The Vicar of Vejlby) is a 1931 Danish film about a murder in a vicarage directed by George Schnéevoigt and based on a novel by Steen Steensen Blicher. Starring Henrik Malberg and Karin Nellemose it marked the debut of actor Aage Winther-Jørgensen. The film was a remake of the 1920 version by August Blom; and was remade again in 1972 by Claus Ørsted.

Præsten i Vejlby
The vicarage
Directed byGeorge Schnéevoigt
Written by
Produced byEric A. Pettersson
CinematographyValdemar Christensen
Edited by
Music byBent Froda
Distributed byNordisk Tonefilm,
Release date
7 May 1931
LanguageDanish language

One year earlier, George Schnéevoigt had made the first Danish sound film of feature length; however, the dialogue was spoken in Norwegian. Præsten i Vejlby was the first feature-length sound film with Danish dialogue. Although the public had seen short Danish "talkies" since 1923, and experienced foreign features with sound for two years, the Danish language film was unique enough to create a huge success and make the film very profitable.


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