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Substitute Wife (1936)

Vaimoke (original title)
Esko makes a bet that he will marry the first young woman he encounters. This turns out to be Kirsti, who promptly turns down the proposals. But when she finds about the bet, she agrees to ... See full summary »

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Ansa Ikonen ...
Kirsti Leivo / Latva
Tauno Palo ...
Esko Latva
Uuno Laakso ...
Julle
Kirsti Suonio ...
Sofia
Kunto Karapää ...
Tanu Miettinen
Sylvi Palo ...
Maija Pietarinen (as Sylvi Sakki)
Väinö Sola ...
Parish clerk
Ruth Snellman ...
Signe
Aino Lohikoski ...
Liisa
Sirpa Tolonen ...
Leena
Rakel Linnanheimo ...
Maila
Sointu Kouvo ...
Sirkka
Eino Jurkka ...
Torvela
Kaija Suonio ...
Dean's wife
Erwin Uimonen ...
Hoffman
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Esko makes a bet that he will marry the first young woman he encounters. This turns out to be Kirsti, who promptly turns down the proposals. But when she finds about the bet, she agrees to marry him in order to get her revenge. Written by Vehka

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It was long assumed that all copies of this film were destroyed, but in late 1990s a copy was found from Michigan, USA. See more »


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Vaimoke
Music by Harry Bergström
Lyrics by Eine Laine
Performed by Ansa Ikonen and Erwin Uimonen with men
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Tauno Palo and Ansa Ikonen, need I say more?

Agronomist Esko Latva (Tauno Palo) makes a bet he will marry the first younger woman who encounters him.That woman happens to be Kirsti Leivo (Ansa Ikonen).She's reluctant at first to marry Esko but when she finds out about the bet she does marry him, but only to revenge.Valentin Vaala's Vaimoke (1936) is an entertaining movie from an old era.It's Tauno Palo and Ansa Ikonen that make this movie really memorable.They made a terrific couple that didn't fail-never.There are also Uuno Laakso as Julle, Kirsti Suonio as Sofia, Kunto Karapää as Tanu Miettinen and Sylvi Palo as Maija Pietarinen.In this movie Kirsti and Esko go to a honeymoon all around Finland.They stay for a little while in Kuopio, where I live.Those are the greatest moments in this movie, to watch Kuopio as it was.They go to old Puijo's tower, before it was ruined and a bigger one was built to replace it.It's a lot of fun to watch Ansa skiing through the Puijo forest.They stay for the night at Atlas Hotel when that place still had some style.Everything has changed in 70 years but this movie never will.


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