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Arne Mattsson (1919–1995)

Arne Mattsson was born on December 2, 1919 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden. He was a director and writer, known for One Summer of Happiness (1951), Because of My Hot Youth (1952) and Phantom Carriage (1958). He was married to Elsa Prawitz. He died on June 28, 1995 in Sweden. See full bio »


(age 75) in Sweden

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Phantom Carriage Director
Kärlekens bröd Director


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 1989 The Hired Gun
 1989 The Mad Bunch
 1987 The Girl
 1978 Black Sun
 1972 Love Like That (Short)
 1970 Ann and Eve
 1968 Bamse
 1966 Yngsjömordet
 1965 Nightmare
 1965 Morianna (as Arne Matsson)
 1964 Sailors
 1962 The Doll
 1962 Lady in White
 1959 Rider in Blue
 1958 Damen i svart
 1957 Livets vår
 1956 Girl in Tails
 1956 Litet bo
 1954 Salka Valka
 1952 Hård klang
 1951 Bärande hav
 1950 Kastrullresan
 1949 Farlig vår
 1947 Daddy Wanted
 1946 Incorrigible
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Swedish director who started as assistant to Per Lindberg. Worked as writer and director for Svensk Filmindustri and Nordisk Tonfilm from the mid-1940's. He first became known internationally for One Summer of Happiness (1951) (aka "One Summer of Happiness"), which aroused controversy because of its permissiveness. Later in his career, he specialised in mystery and suspense subjects a la ... See more »

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