The Ancestress

The Ancestress

84 mins | Drama | Oct. 29, 1919

The long dead ancestress of a noble family returns to haunt her last two remaining descendants. She can not rest until the entire family line has passed away. When she reappears, the household knows it is an ill omen. The patriarch of the family is old, and without a son. He is eager for his daughter to marry. She has her eye on a handsome young nobleman named Jaromir, but he isn't quite who he appears to be. This may be the opportunity the restless spirit has been waiting for for so long... Forty minutes of the original eighty-four minute run time survive.

The Ancestress

84 mins | Drama | Oct. 29, 1919

The Ancestress
The long dead ancestress of a noble family returns to haunt her last two remaining descendants. She can not rest until the entire family line has passed away. When she reappears, the household knows it is an ill omen. The patriarch of the family is old, and without a son. He is eager for his daughter to marry. She has her eye on a handsome young nobleman named Jaromir, but he isn't quite who he appears to be. This may be the opportunity the restless spirit has been waiting for for so long... Forty minutes of the original eighty-four minute run time survive.
Producers
Original title Die Ahnfrau
Directors Jakob Fleck, Luise Fleck
Writers Franz Grillparzer, Jakob Fleck, Luise Fleck

Cast

Liane Haid

as Berta

Karl Ehmann

as Graf Zdenko von Borotin

Max Neufeld

as Jaromir von Eschen