Harry and the Butler (1961): Ben Christensen’s Drama, Denmark’s Nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Bent Christensen directed Harry and the Butler (Danish: Harry og kammertjeneren), a Danish drama.

It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, and played at the 1962 Cannes Film Fest.

Cast

Osvald Helmuth as Gamle Harry
Ebbe Rode as Fabricius
Gunnar Lauring as Biskoppen
Henning Moritzen as Fyrst Igor
Lise Ringheim as Magdalene
Lily Broberg as Trine, Café Dråbens værtinde
Olaf Ussing as Krause, bilforhandler
Palle Kirk as Heisenberg, 8 år
Aage Fønss as Herskabstjener I
Ejner Federspiel as Herskabstjener II
Einar Reim (as Einer Reim) as Mink, overbetjent
Ernst Schou as Advokat Lund
Emil Halberg as Viggo, udsmider
Johannes Krogsgaard as Teaterdirektøren
Valsø Holm as Meyer, grønthandler

Danish Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Winners in Bold Letters

1948 Jenny and the Soldier

1949 The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman

1950 Susanne

1951 Café Paradis

1952 Det Sande Ansigt

1953 Adam and Eve

1954 Farlig Ungdom

1955 Ordet and Der kom en dag

1956 På tro og love

1957 Be Dear to Me1958 Dregs [da]

1959 A Stranger Knocks (Paw, Boys of Two World)

1960 Vi er allesammen tossede

1961 The Last Winter

1962 Harry and the Butler

1963 Weekend [da]

1964 Street Without End [da]

1965 Gertrud

1966 Strike First Freddy

1967 Hunger

1968 People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart

1969 Ballad of Carl-Henning

1970 Jazz All Around1971 Ang.: Lone

1972 The Missing Clerk

1973 The Escape [da]

1974 Not awarded

1975 Lars-Ole 5.c [da]

1976 That Brief Summer [da]

1977 Boys

1978 Me and Charly

1979 In My

1980 Johnny Larsen1981 Jeppe på bjerget

1982 Rubber Tarzan [da]

1983 Der er et yndigt land

1984 Beauty and the Beast

1985 The Element of Crime

1986 The Dark Side of the Moon

1987 Coeurs flambés [da]

1988 Pelle the Conqueror

1989 Emma’s Shadow [da]

1990 Waltzing Regitze

1991 Dance of the Polar Bears

1992 Europa

1993 Pain of Love

1994 Fish Out of Water

1995 The Kingdom

1996 The Beast Within [da]

1997 Breaking the Waves

1998 Let’s Get Lost

1999 The Celebration

2000 The One and Only

2001 The Bench

2002 Kira’s Reason: A Love Story

2003 Open Hearts

2004 Dogville

2005 King’s Game

2006 Manslaughter

2007 A Soap

2008 The Art of Crying

2009 Terribly Happy

2010 Antichrist

2011 R

2012 Melancholia

2013 A Hijacking

2014 The Hunt

2015 Silent Heart

2016 Land of Mine

2017 In the Blood

2018 Winter Brothers

2019 Holiday

2020 Queen of Hearts

2021 Another Round