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Also known as A Carruagem Fantasma in Brazil; Køresvenden in Denmark; Ajomies in Finland; La charrette fantôme in France; Der Fuhrmann des Todes in Germany; I amaxa fantasma in Greece; A halál fuvarosa in Hungary; Il carretto fantasma in Italy; Furman smierci and Wózek-widmo in Poland; Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness and The Phantom Carriage in the United Kingdom; The Stroke of Midnight in the USA : [The Phantom Chariot], [The Phantom Coach]
(1921) Swedish
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Victor Sjöström Victor Sjostrom Victor Seastrom

Cast: Victor Sjöström [David Holm], Hilda Borgström [Mrs. Holm, his wife], Tore Svennborg [Georges, David’s friend], Astrid Holm [Edit, the young nurse], Concordia Selander [Edit’s mother], Tor Weijden [Gustafsson], Einar Axelsson [David’s brother], Olof Ås [the driver], Nils Aréhn [the prison chaplain], Simon Lindstrand [David’s friend], Nils Elffors [David’s friend], Algot Gunnarsson [the worker], Hildur Lithman [his wife], John Ekman [the police constable], Emmy Albiin [the tuberculosis patient], Arthur Natorp [the Salvation Army man], Anna-Lisa Baude [the Salvation Army woman], Elof Ahrle [Ung man], Josua Bengston [a cardplayer], Helga Brofeldt [a waitress], Mona Geijer-Falkner [a waitress], Signe Wirff [a waitress], Edvin Adolphson [a man at the inn], Carl Harald [a man at the inn], Fridolf Rhudin [a young man], Julia Caesar, Lisa Lundholm

Svensk Filmindustri production; distributed by Svensk Filmindustri. / Produced by Charles Magnusson. Scenario by Victor Sjöström, from the novel Körkarlen by Selma Lagerlöf. Art direction by Alexander Bakó and Axel Esbensen. Assistant director, Arthur Engborg. Cinematography by J. Julius (Julius Jaenzon). Camera assistant, Carl-Axel Söderström. / Released 1 January 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The first Svensk Filmindustri production. The film was released in Finland on 24 February 1921. The film was released in Denmark on 1 March 1921. The film was released in Germany by Decla-Bioscop AG on 16 December 1921. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 1 January 1922. The film was released in the USA as The Stroke of Midnight (starring and directed by “Victor Seastrom”) by Metro Pictures Corporation on [?] 4 June or 26 July? 1922.


Survival status: Prints exist [16mm reduction positives (Swedish and American release versions)].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Death - Flashbacks

Listing updated: 1 July 2010.

References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History pp. xiii, 58, 178, 179, 180, 187, 301; Bohn-Light p. xxi; Cowie-Swedish-2 pp. 13, 14-15, 151; Everson-American p. 323; Fell-History pp. 124, 130; Forslund-Sjöström p. 278; Limbacher-Feature p. 188; McIlroy-Sweden pp. 5, 8-9, 15, 23, 86, 166; Sherwood-Best p. 189; Shipman-Cinema p. 75; Sinyard-Silent p. 156 : Website-IMDb.

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