The New Pictures, May 24, 1948

Day of Wrath (Carl Dreyer; Schaefer Associates) is a study of the struggle between good & evil, as waged among witches, priests and ordinary people of a 17th Century Danish town. It opens with the quietly horrifying interrogation, torture and burning alive of an old woman who has been denounced as a witch. The rest of this Danish-made picture examines, no less acutely, three souls in torment.

The aging pastor (Thirkild Roose) is suffering because he won his young wife by deceit; he supervises the destruction of the old woman who might have betrayed him. The pastor's son (Preben Lerdorff) is suffering...

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