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Gösta Berlings saga (1924)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  27 October 1928 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Lars Hanson ...
Sven Scholander ...
Sintram
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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As of 2010, about 450 meters of film from the original cut are still missing. See more »

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Referenced in The Silent Lovers (1980) See more »

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My Heart Belongs To You
Music & Lyrics by Guy K. Austin
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29 April 2005 | by (Pembrokeshire, Wales) – See all my reviews

I have to change my previous review as I have watched the true version with a pretty darn good soundtrack that Kino released onto DVD and about time too. All I can say is that if you have seen the atrocious VHS version then do yourself a big favour and buy this one, there is simply no comparison, if you haven't seen the VHS version, well, do yourself a favour and get the DVD anyway. Garbo is very young in this and quite unrecognisable, but, she is very good as Elisabeth. You can see why Lars Hanson was later hand picked by Lillian Gish to star with her in "The Scarlet Letter" and "The Wind" and hopefully this will increase his fanbase. And you're left wondering why director Mauritz Stiller never became the success that another Swedish director Victor Sjostrom was.


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