Master of the House

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This article is about the film. For the song, see Songs from Les Misérables#Master of the House.
Du skal ære din hustru
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Written by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Sven Rindhom
Starring Johannes Meyer
Astrid Holm
Cinematography George Schnéevoigt
Edited by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Distributed by Palladium Film,
Release dates
5 October 1925
Running time
107 minutes
Country Denmark
Language Silent

Master of the House (Danish: Du skal ære din hustru, literally Thou Shalt Honour Thy Wife) is a 1925 Danish silent comedy film drama directed and written by acclaimed filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer. The film marked the debut of Karin Nellemose. The silent is regarded as a classic by many in Danish cinema and has been released on DVD.


The story is that of a man who takes his wife for granted and does not appreciate the effort it takes to maintain a household. While his wife is resigned and browbeaten, his old nanny and wife's current friend is not and she orchestrates a plan that will force him to rethink his notions of being head of a household.


The film has been evaluated as a "spare, compassionate, and astute social satire".[1]



  1. ^ "Du skal ære din hustru, 1925". Strictly Film School. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 

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