||Lilli Bech and Gösta Ekman.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as [The Gardener], [The Broken Spring Rose], [The Cruelty of the World]
B&W : Short film
Directed by Victor Sjöström Victor Sjostrom Victor Seastrom
Cast: Victor Sjöström [the gardener], Gösta Ekman [the gardener’s son], Lilli Bech [the young woman], John Ekman [the general], Mauritz Stiller [passenger], Gunnar Bowman
Svenska Biografteatern AB production. / Scenario by Mauritz Stiller. Cinematography by Julius Jaenzon. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was banned in Sweden. The film was released in Denmark on 17 October 1912. The film was released in Norway on 10 January 1913.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 8 December 2009.
References: Cowie-Swedish-2 pp. 9, 154; Fell-History p. 124; Forslund-Sjöström p. 273; McIlroy-Sweden pp. 12, 166.