Before filming his classics "The Passion of Joan of Arc" and "Vampyr," Danish auteur Carl Theodor Dreyer helmed this intensely emotional silent drama about a small-businessman whose professional misfortunes proceed to wreck his domestic life, soon exhibiting such tyrannical behavior that his wife flees their home. It takes the firm guidance of the man's live-in nanny to show him the error of his ways. Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, and Mathilde Nielsen star. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; interview. Silent with music score.