A rich widow is found dead of gas poisoning in her flat in Helsinki. First the death is thought to be an accident, but lieutenant Palmu notices that the murderer has made a mistake, and ... See full summary »
Aging professor of mathematics completes his life's work, a research project that has taken him decades, and climbs up from the boiler room (his study) and back to real life. He can hardly ... See full summary »
An architect has fired several pretty but incompetent aides. He needs an ugly but capable one. He asks his professor to help. The professor knows a suitable pretty girl. She gets other clothes, hairstyle and glasses.
Viktor Sundvall is a guard of a little channel in the Finnish countryside. He is an unsuccessful playwright who is frustrated with his marriage and his life and therefore he has became an ... See full summary »
A Bergmanesque triangle drama. After a weekend of dancing and camping on a recreation island near the city, a young factory worker decides to stay and cut work for a day. Walking around the... See full summary »
Doctor Aitamaa is spending holiday with his family at their summer villa. He accidentally reads a letter that was meant to his wife. The letter is from another man. Aitamaa fallows his wife... See full summary »
In 1935 Tauno Palo and Ansa Ikonen made their first ever movie together, "Kaikki rakastavat".In that one we saw this then young couple fall in love.Now, twenty years later Tauno and Ansa are divorced.In "Isän vanha ja uusi" (1955) Tauno plays Mauri Pekanpää who has a young new wife, Elisabet (Hillevi Lagerstam).He's fed up with Babs and wants Armi (Ikonen) back.A representative called Pekka Juhankoski is also interested in Armi.Mauri uses all ways to get Armi back.Matti Kassila, who turned 85 last month, is the director of this amusing comedy.The more mature Ansa and Tauno still make a wonderful couple.Their on-screen chemistry was huge even though they had no love affair in real life.This was their second last movie together.Eino Kaipainen, who also teamed with Ansa Ikonen in quite a few movies, does terrific work as Juhankoski.This actor, who did mostly serious work in movies shows some comedic skills in this one.It's most hilarious when Mauri tries to make him and Babs fall for each other by getting them drunk.Elina Pohjanpää plays Kaarina and Veli Palonen is Matti, the children of Mauri and Armi.Marjatta Kallio plays the part of Pirkko, his girlfriend.Vieno Kekkonen plays Tuula, a friend of Kaarina.Pentti Irjala is seen as Man in Restaurant.There's also Ritva Valkama in a small role.Matti Kassila won a Jussi Award for direction and Aarre Koivisto got one for best set design.This is the most enjoyable movie with Ansa and Tauno.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?