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The Outlaw and His Wife (1918)

Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru (original title)
A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm. Halla and the stranger fall in love, but when he is revealed as Eyvind, an escaped thief forced into crime by his family's starvation, they ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Berg-Ejvind
... Halla
... Arnes
... Gudfinna
... Farmhand
... Björn
William Larsson ... Bjarni
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A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm. Halla and the stranger fall in love, but when he is revealed as Eyvind, an escaped thief forced into crime by his family's starvation, they flee and become two of the many outlaws of Iceland's mountains. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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1 January 1918 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 100,000 (estimated)
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Star Edith Erastoff was pregnant with daughter Guje Lagerwall while making this movie. Guje was born shortly after the film's New Years Day premiere. See more »

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Title Card: Love makes one man good, another evil...
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Featured in Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) See more »

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Symfoni, nr 1, op. 39, e-moll
Composed by Jean Sibelius (1898-99)
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The Kino DVD: Only 70 min.
29 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Most silent films, damaged by the course of the time, exist in different versions with different running times, but when a DVD is released, is supposed to be in the most complete version existing (for instance, the Flicker Alley DVD of "La roue").

Well, this is not the case with the Kino "The outlaw and his wife". This is a very truncated version and shouldn't have been released in such conditions. Its running time is only 70 minutes, when nowadays exists a 105 min. version that I have seen in the Madrid Filmoteca and in the TV french channel Arte four or five years ago. Or is it a matter of wrong speed, 24 i.p.s instead of 16 i.p.s.?

The truncated Kino DVD version is, I suppose, the existing in the Kino shelves and released many years ago in VHS. That's very bad. (and the price of the DVD is 27 $ !).


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