R: Louis H. Chrispijn sen. K: H.W. Metman, Feiko Boersma. D: Jan van Dommelen, Mientje van Kerckhoven-Kling, Lau Ezerman, Reinoud van der Hilst sen., Jan Holtrop. P: Maatschappij voor Artistieke Cinematografie. NL 1913
“Louis H. Chrispijn worked at Het Nederlandsch Tooneel until director and producer Maurits H. Binger hired him as director for the feature films made by Filmfabriek Hollandia. Chrispijn also played a role in Binger’s theatre company Hollandia Tooneel.
In his three years at Hollandia, he directed 25, mostly short films that featured performers like Annie Bos and his previous wife Christine van Meeteren.
Dissatisfied with the artistic quality of the Hollandia films, Chrispijn shifted his professional efforts back to the theatre in 1915.
Until 1922, he was a director and actor at the Rotterdamsch Tooneel. Chrispijn’s influence is most felt in the world of theatre, for example in how he introduced the Netherlands to the work of Henrik Ibsen; Chrispijn was also a strong supporter of ‘bare acting’, stripped of any pathos.”