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Ingeborg Holm (1913)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 October 1913 (Sweden)
Single mother is separated from her children due to financial struggles.

Director:

Victor Sjöström

Writer:

Nils Krok (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hilda Borgström ... Ingeborg Holm
Aron Lindgren Aron Lindgren ... Sven Holm - Older Eric Holm
Erik Lindholm Erik Lindholm ... Employee in Shop
Georg Grönroos Georg Grönroos ... Poorhouse Superintendant
William Larsson William Larsson ... Police Officer
Richard Lund ... Doctor
Carl Barcklind ... House Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hugo Björne ... Peasant
Bertil Malmstedt Bertil Malmstedt ... Erik Holm
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Storyline

Ingeborg Holm's husband opens up a grocery store and life is on the sunny side for them and their three children. But her husband becomes sick and dies. Ingeborg tries to keep the store, but because of the lazy, wasteful staff she eventually has to close it. With no money left, she has to move to the poor-house and she is separated from her children. Her children are taken care of by foster-parents, but Ingeborg simply has to get out of the poor-house to see them again... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden

Release Date:

27 October 1913 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Margaret Day See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Svenska Biografteatern AB See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Kino Print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Noted as the first true narrative film, its remarkable narrative continuity would characterize the style now known as classical Hollywood, which dominated the global film industry for the majority of the century. See more »

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Featured in Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) See more »

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Boring but Historical
8 August 2018 | by matthewssilverhammerSee all my reviews

There are two historical things that make this worth watching: the fact that it's often considered the first real narrative full-length film, and that it's emotional storyline made a real-world impact on Swedish social security laws. Otherwise, it's largely a melodramatically sad slog with a few great moments (hiding Ingeborg in the floor).


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