Victor Sjöström

Scen.: Mauritz Stiller; F.: Julius Jaenzon; Int.: Victor Sjöström, Gösta Ekman, Lili Bech; Prod.: Svenska Biografteatern; 35mm. L.: 663 m. D.: 34’ a 17 f/s. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

It was Sjöström’s first film as a director, with himself in the lead. The croft girl and the gardener’s son are in love, but the gardener opposes the union. He sends his son away in order to seduce the croft girl. At the release of the film, the censor’s judgement was very severe. The film was totally banned. To the decision was added this note: The film as such is opposed to good conduct and justice through its depiction of death as something beautiful’’.

Jon Wengström

Copy From

A black-and-white nitrate print in the AFI - Dennis Atkinson Collection was donated to the Library of Congress, Washington in 1972. In 1977 a duplicate negative was made, and the print Cinemateket acquired in 1980 was struck from this negative.