Tag Archives: Poul Reichhardt
2 minutter for sent (1952) Torben Anton Svendsen, Poul Reichhardt, Grethe Thordahl, Astrid Villaume, Crime
The body of a loose-living woman is discovered. Who murdered her? Her new hard-drinking boyfriend? Maybe her playboy ex-lover with a criminal past? Or the ex-lover’s pathologically jealous wife. Or..?
De røde enge / Red Meadows (1945) Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen, Poul Reichhardt, Lisbeth Movin, Per Buckhøj, War, Drama
Set during WW II, the film concerns the exploits of a group of Danish resistance fighters. Ipsen raised a few eyebrows back in 1950 for her comparatively sympathetic portrayal of a German occupation officer who befriends a member of the underground – though he was careful to show the bestiality of the Nazis during a grueling torture sequence. The story ends with a rousing gun battle and a desperate escape bid. Red Meadows is allegedly based on a true story.
Mordets melodi / Murder Melody (1944) Bodil Ipsen, Gull-Maj Norin, Poul Reichhardt, Angelo Bruun, Crime, Drama
One rainy night between five and six happens a crime, which terrifies the inhabitants of the city. A woman is found strangled in her shop. Her name is Sonja. Shortly after another murder is committed. This time the victim is a young, flirtatious girl. But perhaps the most terrifying is that the girl’s name is also Sonja. The police is convinced it is the same killer, and at each scene is heard a woman singing the same song. A song which is soon dubbed the ‘murder melody’.