Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as Witchcraft Through the Ages in the USA
B&W : Eight reels / 2500 metres
Directed by Benjamin Christensen
Cast: Benjamin Christensen [the Devil and Jesus Christ], Oscar Stribolt [lusty friar], Clara Pontopiddan, Karen Winther, Tora Teje, Maren Pederson, Elith Pio
Svensk Filmindustri production. / Scenario by Benjamin Christensen. Art direction by Holst-Jorgensen. Cinematography by Johan Ankerstjerne. Edited by Richard Louw. / World premiere, 18 September 1922. Premiered 7 November 1922 in Denmark. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Most footage was shot outside Copenhagen, Denmark. The film was released in Germany in June 1924. The film was released in the USA in March 1930.
Survival status: Print exists in the Cinemateket-Svenska Filminstitutet film archive [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Demons - Torture - Witchcraft - Witches
Listing updated: 16 October 2011.
References: Bardèche-History pp. 136, 184; Brownlow-Parade p. 511; Limbacher-Feature p. 278; Manchel-Terrors pp. 91-92; McIlroy-Sweden pp. 21, 166; Mottram-Danish pp. 109, 111.
Home video: DVD.