The Queen of the Stock Exchange

Die Börsenkönigin

  • Director

    Edmund Edel

  • With

    Asta Nielsen, Aruth Wartan, Willy Kaiser-Heyl

  • Germany 1916. 52min

  • 35mm

  • English subtitles

  • With live piano accompaniment

Asta Nielsen plays a woman at home in a man’s world in The Queen of the Stock Exchange. She’s the co-owner of a copper mine (an excellent opportunity for some location shooting), who makes the mistake of mixing business and romance – with potentially terrible consequences. This is a no-holds-barred melodrama, with Nielsen supremely embodying both the contemporary ideal of a modern woman and a tragic lover.

Restored in 2011 by EYE Filmmuseum.

+ The Guinea Pig

Das Versuchskaninchen

  • Director

    Edmund Edel

  • With

    Asta Nielsen, Fred Immler, Alfred Kuehne

  • Germany 1916. 36min

  • Digital

  • English subtitles

  • With live piano accompaniment

The Guinea Pig is very different, a raucous comedy with a touch of the grotesque that finds Nielsen playing a manic, rebellious tomboy who exasperates her father so much that he sends her away. As fate would have it, however, she is mistakenly sent to a psychiatric clinic instead.