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Laila (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 12 October 1929 (Norway)
A spirited Norwegian Lass is torn between two suitors and two cultures.




Cast overview:
Mona Mårtenson ... Laila
Tryggve Larssen Tryggve Larssen ... Jåmpa
Harald Schwenzen Harald Schwenzen ... Anders
Peter Malberg Peter Malberg ... Aslag Laagje
Cally Monrad Cally Monrad ... Mor Laagje, hans kone
Henry Gleditsch Henry Gleditsch ... Mellet
Finn Bernhoft Finn Bernhoft ... C.O. Lind, handlesmann
Lilly Larson-Lund Lilly Larson-Lund ... Hans hustru
Ibe Brekke Ibe Brekke ... Magga, tjenestepike hos Lind
Aslag Aslagsen Sara Aslag Aslagsen Sara ... Lasse, en tjenestegutt
Rasmus Christiansen Rasmus Christiansen ... Bror til C.O. Lind
Alice O'Fredericks Alice O'Fredericks ... Inger
Mattis Morotaja Mattis Morotaja ... Melet som liten gutt


A spirited Norwegian Lass is torn between two suitors and two cultures.

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Drama | Romance


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Viewed by many critics as the crowning achievement of Norway's silent cinema. Ironically, the film's director, George Schnéevoigt, is Danish and the lead actress, Mona Mårtenson, is Swedish. See more »


Laila: Your eyes remind me of someone, but I do not know who.
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Alternate Versions

A verson of this movie was shown in a film-festival in Haugesund, Norway in 1992. The change was that it where shown with some new composed music by "Kjetil Bjørnstad". See more »


Remade as Laila (1937) See more »

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A love story set in another time and place.
4 April 2011 | by cjorgensen-3See all my reviews

I caught the second half of this move late at night on TCM. I really enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Lapp people and their folk costumes. The vistas behind the actors was breathtaking. I also enjoyed watching how integral the reindeer was in their culture. They reindeer pulled the sleds and pulled the people on skies. They showed the dwellings of the Lapp people and a traditional wedding. I live in Southern California, so I have never seen anything like this. Most exciting was knowing that nothing was computer-generated like today. It was a wonderful glimpse into the past. The plot, though a little thin and a bit predicable compared to today's films, was still interesting and moved quickly enough to keep interest.

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Release Date:

12 October 1929 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Laila - Die Tochter des Nordens See more »

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Production Co:

Lunde Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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