Det hemmelighedsfulde X (1914)

Hurried testament writing and impending war is set against idyllic family life with innocently playing children – a touching and extremely ominous start for a 1914 movie!

Windmill, letter, coat – disparate but important details. And what’s with the foreign count in this tale of men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and sons, patriots and traitors. Refreshingly brisk and dramatic for its age, brilliantly executed with plenty of emotion and suspense. Believability is acceptable except for the far-fetched, climactic grand finale. Maybe in my book.

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