The Leap to Death

(Rasmus Ottesen, DK, 1912)

Lovely, independent and young, Kate Holborn lives comfortably in an elegant house on the edge of town. She leads a quiet life, interrupted only occasionally by two girl friends who have faithfully stood by her through youth, marriage and widowhood. One day, Kate passes by the display cabinet of a leading photographer in town and is captivated by the portrait of a handsome young man. She takes the photograph home, little knowing that it will introduce terror and turmoil into her life. The young man in the portrait that so impressed her is none other than a dangerous and conniving thief, Jack Morton, the most fearless and audacious bandit any city has ever hatched.

Production company Det skandinavisk-russiske Handelshus
Distributor Film-Centralen-Palladium
Release date and place 10.7. 1912 / Victoria-Teatret

Directed by 

Rasmus Ottesen  Director 


Carl Th. Dreyer  Screenwriter 


Carl Th. Dreyer Balloon Skipper


Richard Jensen Jack Morton, thief
Gudrun Houlberg  Kate Holborg, a young widow
Olaf Fønss Stacey Black
Rasmus Ottesen  Policeman
Valdemar Møller Captain
Stella Lind  
Emilie Smith

Rasmus Ottesen

Release year 


Other titles Dødsridtet (DK - original title)
Der Todesritt (DE)


Technical data 
35 mm - 1,33:1 - b/w - mute