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The Witch (1952)

Noita palaa elämään (original title)
Archaeological team unearths a body of a young woman, who was told to be a witch buried in the bog some 300 years ago. Soon a naked woman appears and drives the men of the village crazy. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mirja Mane ...
Birgit Suomaa
Toivo Mäkelä ...
Hannu
Hillevi Lagerstam ...
Greta, Hannu's Wife
Sakari Jurkka ...
Veikko Hallberg
Helge Herala ...
Kauko
Aku Korhonen ...
Baron Hallberg
Rakel Laakso ...
Housekeeper
Elna Hellman ...
Sauna-Maija
Elsa Turakainen ...
Leena
Elli Ylimaa ...
Saara
Einari Ketola ...
Janne
Jalmari Parikka ...
Henrik
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Archaeological team unearths a body of a young woman, who was told to be a witch buried in the bog some 300 years ago. Soon a naked woman appears and drives the men of the village crazy. Everybody is certain that this really is the witch killed in days of yore. At the end the wild happenings during those few days appeared to be a dream of the professor leading the excavations. Written by ilkkajaa

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3 October 1952 (Finland)  »

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Film adaptation of Waltari's play was first planned in 1950 with Hannu Leminen directing, Tauno Palo playing the role of Hannu and Uuno Laakso in the role of Baron Hallberg. See more »

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Edited into Äl' yli päästä perhanaa (1968) See more »

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Naked Finnish witch.
26 February 2015 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Witch" directed by Roland af Hällstrom is based on Mika Waltari's 1947 play of the same name.I found this black and white Finnish horror movie about raven-haired witch named Birgit Suomaa engrossing and fascinating.Birgit was found naked by archaeologist Hannu in the swampy grave.Hannu takes her back to the mansion owned by wealthy Baron Hallberg.Soon Birgit begins to seduce all of the men in the mansion.Surprisingly moody early 50's Finnish witchcraft horror with lovely Mirja Mane playing the witch.This stunningly beautiful young actress provides plenty of nudity.It's a crying shame that her acing career was ended fairly quickly.8 snakes out of 10.


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