Der Var Engang (1966)

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A national treasure, Der Var Engang (Once Upon a Time), staged here with a case of the "cutes" by royal actor John Price, is really a hoary old fairytale about a noble-but-rejected suitor who disguises himself as a highwayman and kidnaps the haughty princess. Danish poet Holger Drachman wrote the romantic nonsense apparently in a moment of national fervor, but its only lasting contribution to modern Danish life is the still popular "Midsummer Anthem."



highwayman, kidnapping, love, princess, rejection, romance, suitor