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Photograph: © 1923 AB Svensk Filmindustri;
courtesy Le Giornate del Cinema Muto.
 
Gunnar Hedes saga
(Gunnar Hede’s Saga)
Also known as En Herrgårdssägen in Sweden; Gunnar Heden taru in Finland; Herrenhofsaga in Germany; Stary zamek in Poland; The Judgment in the United Kingdom; The Blizzard in the USA : [The Old Mansion], [Snowbound], [The Story of Gunnar Hede]
(1923) Swedish
B&W : Five reels / 4337 feet
Directed by Mauritz Stiller

Cast: Einar Hanson [Gunnar Hede], Hugo Björne [Mr. Hede], Pauline Brunius [Mrs. Hede], Mary Johnson [Ingrid], Adolf Olschansky [Mr. Blomgren], Stina Berg [Mrs. Blomgren], Thecla Åhlander [Stava], Ingeborg Strandin [tjänstekvinna på munkhyttan (maidservant on munkhyttan)], Gösta Hillberg [the lawyer], Gustav Aronson [the bailiff], Julia Cederblad [auktionsspekulant], Lotten Olsson [auktionsspekulant], Concordia Selander

Svensk Filmindustri production; distributed by Svenska Bios Filmbyrå. / Produced by Charles Magnusson. Scenario by Alma Söderhjelm and Mauritz Stiller, from the novel En herrgårdssägen by Selma Lagerlöf. Art direction by Axel Esbensen. Makeup artists, Ester Lundh and Manne Lundh. Cinematography by J. Julius (Julius Jaenzon) and Henrik Jaenzon. Stills photographer, Louis Huch. / Released 1 January 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was filmed April-May 1922. The film was released in Finland as Gunnar Heden taru on 9 April 1923.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 11 November 2009.

References: Bardèche-History pp. 180, 181, 187; Cowie-Swedish-2 pp. 21, 149; McIlroy-Sweden pp. 15-16; Pratt-Spellbound p. ? : Website-IMDb.

 
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