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Date of Birth 18 November 1888Helsinki, Finland
Date of Death 19 June 1973Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

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He attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school 1907-1909 and went on to become an actor at the same theatre 1913-1926. His first work for the movies was the script to Thomas Graals bästa film (1917) and the follow-up Thomas Graal's Best Child (1918). He made his directing debut with The Tyranny of Hate (1920). During the 1920s he made his first movies based on the Selma Lagerlöf novels. During the following years, his movies became very distinguished and recognizable: often sophisticated comedies in an upper-class environment with a touch of money and aristocracy: Swedenhielms Family (1935), 0028151 or Sara Learns Manners (1937). During the WWII he is involved in movies about the political situation at the time: Ride Tonight! (1942) or 0035801. During these years, he also made his masterpiece, Ordet (1943). He was more or less forced to leave the production company Svensk Filmindustri (SF), whom he had been faithful during his career, in the late 1950s, when they wanted to get rid of everything old and tried.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson <mattias.thuresson@mbox300.swipnet.se>

Spouse (1)

Karin Molander (1910 - 1918)

Trivia (4)

Brother of Olof Molander
Father of Jan Molander.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 803-807. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
At the time of his death at age 84 he was almost completely deaf.

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