The End of the World (1916 film)

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The End of the World
Poster of the film The End of the World
Directed by August Blom
Written by Otto Rung
Starring Olaf Fønss, Ebba Thomsen
Cinematography Louis Larsen
Distributed by Fotorama
Release date
  • 1916 (1916)
Running time
77 Minutes
Country Denmark
Language Silent film
Danish intertitles

The End of the World (Danish: Verdens Undergang) is a 1916 Danish science fiction drama film directed by August Blom and written by Otto Rung, starring Olaf Fønss and Ebba Thomsen. The film depicts a worldwide catastrophe when an errant comet passes by Earth and causes natural disasters and social unrest. Blom and his crew created special effects for the comet disaster using showers of fiery sparks and shrouds of smoke. The film attracted a huge audience because of fears generated during the passing of Halley's comet six years earlier, as well as the ongoing turbulence and unrest of World War I.[1] The film is also known as The Flaming Sword. It was restored by the Danish Film Institute and released on DVD in 2006.



  1. ^ "Verdens undergang". Det Danske Filminstitut. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 

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