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The Blizzard (1923)

Gunnar Hedes saga (original title)
Gunnar Hede, a young Swedish man, wants to become a professional musician, but when his father suddenly dies he is pressured by his family to take over the family business, raising and ... See full summary »

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Gustav Aronson ...
Bailiff
Stina Berg ...
Mrs. Blomgren
Hugo Björne ...
Mr. Hede
Pauline Brunius ...
Mrs. Hede
Julia Cederblad ...
Auktionsspekulant
Einar Hanson ...
Gunnar Hede
Gösta Hillberg ...
Lawyer
Mary Johnson ...
Ingrid
Adolf Olschansky ...
Blomgren
Lotten Olsson ...
Auktionsspekulant
Concordia Selander
Ingeborg Strandin ...
Tjänstekvinna på munkhyttan
Thecla Åhlander ...
Stava
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Gunnar Hede, a young Swedish man, wants to become a professional musician, but when his father suddenly dies he is pressured by his family to take over the family business, raising and selling reindeer. He doesn't like the business and isn't suited for it, but he gives in and takes over. However, when he is badly injured one day in an accident while driving the herd over the frozen Arctic and sustains some serious head trauma, his family fears that he may be permanently mentally damaged and they may lose both Gunnar and the family business. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Nice details, but not much otherwise for a modern audience
30 December 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Gunnar Hede is raised by a strict mother, who wants him to become respectable to match his family's wealth. He is more interested in his grandfather, who started as an itinerant violin player, but got rich by leading a herd of wild reindeer south to market. He falls for a violinist working with a married couple of traveling performers and renounces his fortune to go with them. He then tries to earn a fortune by driving reindeer to market, but it doesn't work out and he goes insane. He is finally restored to sanity by the violinist when she returns with the performers.

The most fun part are the couple (Blomgren and Stava), though they only get a few minutes screen time. The shots of the reindeer are interesting, and the shots of Gunnar Hede being dragged through the snow by a reindeer are well done.


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