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Det hemmelighedsfulde X

Silent Film

AKA: Sealed Orders

Country: Denmark

Genre: Drama, Mystery



As war is declared, Lieutenant van Hauen (played by the film's director, Benjamin Christensen) is called up to command a battleship, and is handed sealed orders by his father, Rear Admiral van Hauen. However, these orders are intercepted by an enemy spy who has inveigled his way into the affections of van Hauen’s wife. When Lt van Hauen is accused of treason, his wife and son (Otto Reinwald) must race against the clock to save him from the firing squad, by decoding a mysterious "X" that the spy scrawled on a document.


  • AKA "The Mysterious X", "Sealed Orders" and "Orders Under Seal"

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  • Benjamin Christensen
    (Lieutenant van Hauen)
  • Karen Caspersen
    (Mrs. van Hauen)
  • Otto Reinwald
    (Lieutenant van Hauen's eldest son)
  • Fritz Lamprecht
    (Rear Admiral van Hauen)
  • Amanda Lund
    (Old Jane)
  • Amanda Lund
    (Grev Spinelli)
  • Bjørn Spiro
    (Johnny, Lieutenant van Hauen's youngest son)

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Remarkably assured first feature with a melodramatic but effective plot that Christensen apparently wrote in one night, high production values -- the Danish film industry was a big deal at the time -- and innovative use of light and shadow. Otto Reinwald has an important role.

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