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There Burns a Fire (1943)
"Det brinner en eld" (original title)

 |  Drama, War  |  24 May 1945 (USA)
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In an unnamed country, the greatest supporter of the National Theatre and its actors is a diplomat from a foreign country, Ernst Lemmering. Lemmering is also in a relationship with the ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Inga Tidblad ...
Lars Hanson ...
Ernst Lemmering
Henrik Falkman
Gerd Hagman ...
Eva Brenner
Lauritz Falk ...
Lauritz Bernt
Tollie Zellman ...
Lisa Albert
Hampe Faustman ...
Georg Brandt (as Erik Faustman)
Stig Järrel ...
Paul Winter
Hugo Björne ...
Gen. Wollert
Georg Funkquist ...
Gabriel Alw ...
Government minister


In an unnamed country, the greatest supporter of the National Theatre and its actors is a diplomat from a foreign country, Ernst Lemmering. Lemmering is also in a relationship with the theatre's star actress Harriet Brandt. After a late night rehearsal he has invited the actors to his home when the news comes through that the country has been occupied by the military of Lemmering's home country. Despite their friendship with Lemmering, the actors decide to take a stand against the foreign aggressors. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Good dialogue in interesting comment on WWII
16 April 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

A foreign country's military attachè is a dear friend of the National Theatre and its ensemble. However this relationship ends when the country is occupied and their once so good friend is made military commander of the enemy. Friends are now turned to enemies and the love he felt for the theatre's female star is no longer answered. Former Hollywood-star Lars Hanson and Inga Tidblad are excellent as the military attachè and his love interest. Other worth mentioning are Victor Sjöström as the head of the theatre and Tollie Zellman as its wise-cracking grand old lady. The action-scenes are mainly made up of real stock-footage from then ongoing World War II, but that doesn't really matter since the dialogue is what drives this picture. The star-studded cast has some really great lines to deliver. The story is fictious and considering that Sweden was neutral and kept out of the war that tormented most of Europe during the time of production, they have wisely chosen not to clearify which two countries are at war in this picture. The movie shows off props like fabricated flags, etc. All this in mind, the film is an interesting comment from the Swedish film industry during World War II.

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