Carl Theodor Dreyer

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Carl Theodor Dreyer (3 February 1889 – 20 March 1968), commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer, was a Danish film director.

He is regarded by many critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest directors in cinema. His best known films include The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Vampyr (1932), Day of Wrath (1943), Ordet (1955), and Gertrud (1964).

Dreyer was born illegitimate in Copenhagen, Denmark. His birth mother was an unmarried Scanian maid named Josefine Bernhardine Nilsson, and he was put up for adoption by his birth father, Jens Christian Torp, a married Danish farmer living in Sweden who was his mother's employer. He spent the first two years of his life in orphanages until his adoption by a typographer named Carl Theodor Dreyer, and his wife, Inger Marie (née Olsen). He was named after his adoptive father, but in accordance with Danish practice, there is no "Senior" or "Junior" added to their names to distinguish them from each other.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
1925: Art Direction - Master of the House
1925: Set Decoration - Master of the House
1919: Art Direction - The President
1928: Title Graphics - The Passion of Joan of Arc
1969: In Memory Of - Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
1932: Director - Vampyr
1928: Director - The Passion of Joan of Arc
1964: Director - Gertrud
1920: Director - Leaves from Satan's Book
1922: Director - Love One Another
1920: Director - The Parson's Widow
1943: Director - Day of Wrath
1948: Director - They Caught the Ferry
1955: Director - Ordet
1924: Director - Michael
1925: Director - Master of the House
1945: Director - Two People
1922: Director - Once Upon a Time
1926: Director - The Bride of Glomdal
1919: Director - The President
1949: Director - Thorvaldsen
1942: Director - Good Mothers
1947: Director - The Fight Against Cancer
1955: Director - A Castle Within a Castle
1946: Director - Water from the Land
1947: Director - The Village Church
1950: Director - Storstrøm Bridge
1928: Editor - The Passion of Joan of Arc
1945: Editor - Two People
1925: Editor - Master of the House
1932: Producer - Vampyr
1955: Producer - Ordet
1943: Producer - Day of Wrath
1947: Producer - The Village Church
1928: Screenplay - The Passion of Joan of Arc
1964: Writer - Gertrud
1943: Screenplay - Day of Wrath
1924: Adaptation - Michael
1924: Screenplay - Michael
1925: Writer - Master of the House
1955: Screenplay - Ordet
1926: Writer - The Bride of Glomdal
1915: Writer - Lay Down Your Arms!
1916: Writer - Secret of the Pavillions
1988: Writer - Medea
1920: Adaptation - The Parson's Widow
1945: Writer - Two People
1948: Writer - They Caught the Ferry
1932: Screenplay - Vampyr
1942: Writer - Good Mothers
1955: Writer - A Castle Within a Castle
1919: Screenplay - The President
1947: Screenplay - The Village Church
1922: Writer - Once Upon a Time
1922: Writer - Love One Another
1947: Writer - The Fight Against Cancer

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