Master of the House (1925)

Stars: Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Runtime: 94 minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $14.95

Master of the House

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Johannes Meyer ... John
Astrid Holm ... Mary
Karin Nellemose ... Kathleen
Mathilde Nielsen ... "Nana"
Clara Schønfeld ... The Mother-in-Law
Johannes Nielsen ... Doctor
Petrine Sonne ... Laundress
Aage Hoffman ... Dick
Byril Harvig ... Baby

Carl Theodor Dreyer's drama explores the home life of a family whose father has become a bitter tyrant. A danish classic.

John Allmen has become a tyrant in his own home constantly criticizing his wife Mary while being entirely unappreciative of how hard she works for the family. Old Nana, John's childhood Nanny, is outraged to see John behaving like a brute in his own home and conspires with Mary's mother to help Mary and teach John a lesson in the process.

94 minutes with a music score by Christopher Congdon