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The Saga of Gösta Berling (1924)

Gösta Berlings saga (original title)
Gösta Berling is a young and attractive minister. Because he is an alcoholic and his preaches are far too daring, he is finally defrocked. He leaves the town in disgrace and arrives at ... See full summary »

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Sven Scholander ...
Ellen Hartman-Cederström ...
Märtha Dohna
Mona Mårtenson ...
Ebba Dohna
Torsten Hammarén ...
Henrik Dohna
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Elizabeth Dohna
Gerda Lundequist ...
Majorskan; Margaretha Samzelius (as Gerda Lundeqvist)
Jenny Hasselqvist ...
Marianne Sinclaire
Sixten Malmerfeldt ...
Karin Swanström ...
Gustafva Sinclaire (as Karin Svanström)
Oscar Byström ...
Patron Julius
Hugo Rönnblad ...
Knut Lambert ...
Örneclou
Svend Kornbeck ...
Otto Elg-Lundberg ...
Samzelius
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Gösta Berling is a young and attractive minister. Because he is an alcoholic and his preaches are far too daring, he is finally defrocked. He leaves the town in disgrace and arrives at countess Marta's manor. His new job there is to be a tutor to countess' beautiful stepdaughter. They eventually fall in love with each other. But they don't know that countess hired him only because she has some secret plans of her own... Written by Aljaz Ciber, Slovenia

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27 October 1928 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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As of 2010, about 450 meters of film from the original cut are still missing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Med folket för fosterlandet (1938) See more »

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My Heart Belongs To You
Music & Lyrics by Guy K. Austin
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Ordinary silent epic.
4 August 2008 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

Decent but overlong (3+ hours), overblown (*cries*) and over-the-top melodrama even compared to most silent drama; I've never been a huge Garbo fan (she had zero subtlety, which suits a silent actor) and she is right at home here considering everyone else is just as GRAHND *throws arms out*. There's drunk preachers, big speeches, fires, redemption, death, love, everything you would expect from these types of film, in overabundance. The Saga of Gosta Berling's print is remarkably cleaned up, I just wish the film they had put so much work into was better.

{Grade: 6.25/10 (high C+) / #6 (of 6) of 1924}


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