T. It.: La Povera Jenny; T. Ing.: Poor Jenny; Scen.: Peter Urban Gad; F.: Guido Seeber; Scgf.: Robert A. Dietrich; Int.: Asta Nielsen (Jenny Schmidt), Leo Peukert (Eduard Reinhold), Emil Albes (Schmidt, Il Capo-Fabbrica), Paula Helmert (Sig.Ra Schmidt), Ferdinand Richter (Un Cameriere), Hans Staufen (Fritz, Un Cameriere), Berthold Weifi (Un Cameriere), Max Obal, Bruno Lopinski, Lene Voss; Prod.: Deutsche Bioscop Gmbh E Projektions-Ag Union (Pagu); Pri. Pro.: 2 Marzo 1912 35mm. L. Or.: 858 M. L.: 549 M. D.: 30′ A 16 F/S.
Even wanting to point out just how overpowering Asta Nielsen is when playing the part of initially love-starved and gullible, then deceived and despairing girls, is like bringing coals to Newcastle. Her Jenny is one such tour de force. The daughter of simple parents, who has never experienced the warm glow of happiness, she reels like a moth into the light, into the snare of the elegant seducer, and, her brief dream of love shattered, suffers a long martyrdom in payment for her few moments of happiness. So great is her unhappiness that she becomes insensitive to her misery, until she hears about her seducer’s engagement and recognizes the depth of the abyss into which fate has cast her. She then goes to meet her longed-for release in death.
Contemporary programme booklet, Edison-Theater Graz