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The Saga of Gösta Berling (1924)

Gösta Berlings saga (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 October 1928 (USA)
A drunkard priest who has been cast out by his community struggles to atone and regain his honour and dignity.

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Mauritz Stiller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Hanson ... Gösta Berling
Sven Scholander Sven Scholander ... Sintram
Ellen Hartman-Cederström Ellen Hartman-Cederström ... Märtha Dohna
Mona Mårtenson ... Ebba Dohna
Torsten Hammarén Torsten Hammarén ... Henrik Dohna
Greta Garbo ... Elizabeth Dohna
Gerda Lundequist Gerda Lundequist ... Majorskan; Margaretha Samzelius (as Gerda Lundeqvist)
Jenny Hasselqvist ... Marianne Sinclaire
Sixten Malmerfeldt Sixten Malmerfeldt ... Melchior Sinclaire
Karin Swanström ... Gustafva Sinclaire (as Karin Svanström)
Oscar Byström Oscar Byström ... Patron Julius
Hugo Rönnblad Hugo Rönnblad ... Beerencreutz
Knut Lambert Knut Lambert ... Örneclou
Svend Kornbeck ... Christian Bergh
Otto Elg-Lundberg Otto Elg-Lundberg ... Samzelius
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Storyline

Gösta Berling is a young and attractive minister. Because he is an alcoholic and his preaches are far too daring, he is finally defrocked. He leaves the town in disgrace and arrives at countess Marta's manor. His new job there is to be a tutor to countess' beautiful stepdaughter. They eventually fall in love with each other. But they don't know that countess hired him only because she has some secret plans of her own... Written by Aljaz Ciber, Slovenia

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden

Release Date:

27 October 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Saga of Gösta Berling See more »

Filming Locations:

Forsmark, Uppsala län, Sweden See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV) | (2 parts) | (Swedish Film Institute restoration) | (video) | (2017 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

As of 2010, about 450 meters of film from the original cut are still missing. See more »

Quotes

Majorskan; Margaretha Samzelius: Are you afraid of me? I won't bite you!
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Connections

Referenced in The Silent Lovers (1980) See more »

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My Heart Belongs To You
Music & Lyrics by Guy K. Austin
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An Epic!
7 August 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Gösta Berling is a young and attractive minister. Because he is an alcoholic and his preaches are far too daring, he is finally defrocked. He leaves the town in disgrace and arrives at countess Marta's manor. His new job there is to be a tutor to countess' beautiful stepdaughter.

In 2006, the film was released for the first time on DVD by Kino International with the support of the Swedish Film Institute. The new release includes English subtitles, the new music score by Matti Bye, and restoration of the film to a length of 185 minutes. While it is somewhat imposing in length, it really is the only way to see it.

Garbo is a larger than life figure. She has achieved immortality, due in part to roles like this. Though not everyone can name a movie she is in, almost everyone has heard of her. That in itself is quite a feat, considering the great actors of the time who are now forgotten except by the biggest movie nerds.


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