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The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Körkarlen (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 4 June 1922 (USA)
On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

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Concordia Selander ...
Edit's Mother
Lisa Lundholm ...
Tor Weijden ...
Gustafsson
Einar Axelsson ...
David's Brother
Olof Ås ...
Driver
Nils Aréhn ...
Prison Chaplain
Simon Lindstrand ...
David's Companion
Nils Elffors ...
David's Companion
Algot Gunnarsson ...
Worker
Hildur Lithman ...
Worker's wife
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It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year, if he is a great sinner, will have to drive during the whole year the Phantom Chariot, the one that picks up the souls of the dead... David Holm, one of the three drunkards, dies at the last stroke of midnight... Written by Yepok

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The story is set in the city of Landskrona in the south of Sweden where the author Selma Lagerlöf spent over a decade working as a teacher, and where she wrote some of her first books. See more »

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[first lines]
Maria: Don't fret over those poor souls now, Sister Edit. You've done enough for them.
Edit: Send for David Holm!
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Version of The Phantom Wagon (1939) See more »

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The greatest of the swedish silent movies
9 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Sjöströms masterpiece and a movie that captures the swedish soul . It also served as a great inspiration for Bergman; the similarites between Körkarlen and Smultronstället (with Sjöström in the leading role as Isak Borg) from 1957 is not a coincidence. Don't miss it for the world!


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