Dreyer directed just 14 feature films from his debut in 1919 until his death in 1968. Throughout his career he worked on concepts and projects that were never realised. The following list is a summary of Dreyer’s unrealised projects big and small, from a script he sold to Sweden in 1914 to the big Jesus film that he worked on for more than 20 years.
The Jesus film
For more than 30 years, up to the time of his death, Dreyer intensely worked on his Jesus film. He had completed a script as early as 1950. A contract Dreyer signed with a wealthy American, Blevins
Mary Stuart (1946-47)
A British film company, Film Trader Limited, was in 1946 looking to produce a film with Dreyer as director, and he settled on the story of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), writing a script of 241