Towards the Light

Synopsis: Spoiled Ysabel marries a man of respectability but he later turns out to a criminal. Consequently, her mother breaks down, and on her deathbed, Ysabel wows to become an evangelist.
Genre: Drama
55 min


Screenplay & Direction:


Countess Ysabel...

Asta Nielsen

The frivolous contess, who toys with men and their feelings the same way she played

with dolls as a child. Ysabel and her mother. countess Prosca, host a charity bazaar.

The old vicar Cordes is

at the party...

The young baron Sandro Grec - an adventurer with a heart of lead

- who has managed to make himself ruler of the countess2 heart...

Professor Manini's daughter, Inga, loves and adores

her cousin Felix, but he only has eyes for Ysabel...

Professor Manini

" $ 50 to kiss your beatiful hand!"

"The left hand, the hand of the

heart, I give to your youing nephew!"

Count Sandro Grec is not

the only adventurer present.

"Professor Manini has promised to join us for a game of

cards at the club later tonight! And he can afford to lose!"

"Dear countess, with your talents, you

could be of much use to the church!"

"I never insult religion or its practitioners, however, I will

not adorn myself with a belief. I do not hold in my heart!"

In the shelter led by the poverty preacher Elias Renato and his helper

Brother Matthias, another party is being held... under different circumstances.

One of the regulars, the old

rag collector Peters.

"Countess! In the hand you gave

me to kiss lies my future and destiny!"

Wenka, a young girl, who considers

death a liberation...

"Dear child, tell me what has led

you to such a desperate decision"!

"My only relative is my drunk and brutal

step-father and my only friend is an alley cat. "

"Get me whiskey, or... "

"Life was Hell to me,

and I decided... "

"Child... God has gives you life, and only

HE has the right to extinguish it again!"

At the club.

"The cue man"

"With us you will find a new

and better home!"

"Dear Lord, I thank you for the

blessing you have given my work today. "

The desire for Ysabel leads Felix

to pay her a visit already the next day...

"It is the young countess Ysabel!"

"I hope you were not bothered!"

"Please don't let us disturb you... I'm happy to have

the opportunity to experience one of your meetings!"

God's word is a rock in happiness and misery Firmly it stands where mountains

sway. As far as you think you'll ever see. God will never lead you astray.

"May it some day be possible for me

to lead you to his kingdom!"

"He was so beautiful when he spoke! ... It's the

first time a preacher's words have reached my heart!"

Like a fly caught in the golden

web of the spider...

"He who has patience has hope!"

"Who did you get those

flowers from?"

"You are mine Ysabel! ... You have five

me your word! ... Don't forget that!"

The countess is concerned by her

daughter's sympathy for Sandro Grec...

"I have allowed myself to bring

Ysabel these flowers!"

"Because Ysabel has promised

to become my wife!"

The power that Sandro Grec holds over Ysabel makes

her believe that she has truly found happiness...

"For your own sake I ask you to forget countess Ysabel!

She is reckless and loves to play with young men's hearts!"

"Tell me honestly, Uncle! ... Don't you think that

countess Ysabel is worthy of even the best man's love?"

ENGAGEMENT Is declared between the deceased Prime Minister Proscaa's only

daughter, Countess Ysabel, and the yyouung I talian noblemaan Baron Sandro Grec.

H onorable Couun tess

Ysabel Prosca Paalaace

Evening came and Felix had

not returned...

"Let us go to Prosca Palace to

hear if he has been there!"

"We had hoped to find my

nephew here!"

H onorable Couun tess

Ysabel Prosca Paalaace

My love for you meant life to me. Now I take

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Holger-Madsen (11 April 1878 – 30 November 1943) was a Danish film director, actor and screenwriter. He directed 46 films between 1912 and 1936. He also appeared in 22 films between 1908 and 1935. more…

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