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Years active  1914 - 1937
Grandchildren  Anders Sandberg
Children  Henrik Sandberg
Role  Film director
Name  A. Sandberg

A. W. Sandberg A W Sandberg 22 May 1887 27 March 1938 was a Danish film
Born  22 May 1887 (1887-05-22) Viborg, Denmark
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Died  March 27, 1938, Bad Nauheim, Germany
Movies  5 raske piger, Millionaerdrengen, David Copperfield
Spouse  Else Frolich (m. 1916), Karen Caspersen (m. 1911–1916)
People also search for  Henrik Sandberg, Karen Caspersen, Holger-Madsen, Anders Sandberg, Johan Caspersen

The Clown (1917)

Anders Wilhelm Sandberg (1887 –1938) was a Danish film director and screenwriter.


Early life

Sandberg was born 22 May 1887 in Viborg, Denmark, the son of Otto Carl Sandberg, a merchant and his wife Anna Mathilde Wilian. He was educated as a bookhandler and then worked as a journalist and photographer for the weekly magazine Verdensspejlet (English: World's Mirror).


Sandberg began in 1914 as a cinematographer and director for Nordisk Film. After directing a series of low-budget comedies, he directed his most acclaimed work: 1917's Klovnen (The Clown) starring Valdemar Psilander. The film's premiere two months after Psilander's sudden death created a media sensation which launched Sandberg's career. Between 1918 and 1927, Sandberg was the film company's leading director and succeeded August Blom as Nordisk's artistic director. During that period, his reputation was cemented by adaptations of Charles Dickens novels: Our Mutual Friend (1921), Great Expectations (1922), David Copperfield (1922) and Little Dorrit (1924). He produced 58 films of which he wrote 19. In 1926, Sandberg directed a remake of Kloven starring Gösta Ekman and Karina Bell. Following the switch to sound films in the 1930s, Sandberg restricted his film work to documentaries.

Personal life

Sandberg was married to the actress Karen Kragh Møller from 1911 to 1916. In 1916, he married the actress Else Frölich. He was married a third time in 1935 to the German actress Ruth Helweg Jacobsen. Sandberg died 27 March 1938 while on vacation in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

He was the father of Danish film producer Henrik Sandberg.


A. W. Sandberg Wikipedia