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One of the supposed masterpieces of the Danish silent screen, certainly enjoyed a pre-release furor second to none. Whether the finished film actually was the box-office success its producers, The Great Northern Company, had hoped for, is debatable. Suffice it to say, the film came in for heavy criticism, especially by Norwegian critics who thought the shipwreck melodrama had been released too soon after the infamous sinking of the Titanic in April of 1912. was not based on that catastrophe (the...more