They Caught the Ferry

De nåede færgen
(Carl Th. Dreyer, DK, 1948)

A film adaptation of the »myth« entitled They Caught the Ferry by the Danish author and Nobel Prize winner Johannes V. Jensen (1873-1950) on the theme of a hazardous motor-cycle ride which ends disastrously. The motor-cyclist Sophus and his girl Elvira race along madly to catch the ferry at Nyborg. They succeed in catching Charon's ferry across the River of Death.


Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni for Dansk Kulturfilm og Ministeriernes Filmudvalg
Distributor Statens Filmcentral/National Film Board of Denmark
Release date and place 12.5.1948 / Saga

Directed by

Carl Th. Dreyer  Director 

Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer Screenwriter

Produced by

Ib Koch-Olsen  Production Manager 

Cinematography

Jørgen Roos  Director of Photography

Editing by

Jørgen Roos  Editor

Production Design

Erik Alslev  Drawings of skeletons on an automobile

Cast

Josef Koch Sophus - Driver of the motorcycle
Kamma Koch Elvira - Sophus's girlfriend and passenger
Ewald Rasmussen Charon

Director 
Carl Th. Dreyer

Release 
1948

Country 
Denmark

Other titles 
De nåede færgen (DK - original title)
They Reached the Ferry (GB)
Ils n'ont pas pris le bac (FR)

Category 
Short film

Running time 
12 min.

Technical data 
35 mm - 1,37:1 - b/w- sound