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Vaimoke (1936)

Esko makes a bet that he will marry the first young woman he encounters. This turns out to be Kirsti, who promptly turns down the proposals. But when she finds about the bet, she agrees to ... See full summary »

Director:

Valentin Vaala

Writer:

Hilja Valtonen (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ansa Ikonen ... Kirsti Leivo / Latva
Tauno Palo ... Esko Latva
Uuno Laakso ... Julle
Kirsti Suonio Kirsti Suonio ... Sofia
Kunto Karapää Kunto Karapää ... Tanu Miettinen
Sylvi Palo Sylvi Palo ... Maija Pietarinen (as Sylvi Sakki)
Väinö Sola Väinö Sola ... Isä-lukkari
Ruth Snellman Ruth Snellman ... Signe
Aino Lohikoski Aino Lohikoski ... Liisa
Sirpa Tolonen Sirpa Tolonen ... Leena
Rakel Linnanheimo Rakel Linnanheimo ... Maila
Sointu Kouvo Sointu Kouvo ... Sirkka
Eino Jurkka Eino Jurkka ... Torvela
Kaija Suonio Kaija Suonio ... Ruustinna
Erwin Uimonen Erwin Uimonen ... Hoffman
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Esko makes a bet that he will marry the first young woman he encounters. This turns out to be Kirsti, who promptly turns down the proposals. But when she finds about the bet, she agrees to marry him in order to get her revenge. Written by Vehka

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

12 April 1936 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Substitute Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

Vironkatu 9, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Production Co:

Suomi-Filmi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Aga-Baltic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It was long assumed that all copies of this film were destroyed, but in late 1990s a copy was found from Michigan, USA. See more »


Soundtracks

Vaimoke
Music by Harry Bergström
Lyrics by Eine Laine
Performed by Ansa Ikonen and Erwin Uimonen with men
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Palo, Ikonen and Vaala won't let you down
2 March 2006 | by MadFishSee all my reviews

"Kaikki Rakastavat" (1935) was so successful with the leading couple Ansa Ikonen and Tauno Palo that when Valentin Vaala had a new script to direct - based on already popular novel by Hilja Valtonen - there was no lack of clarity who would be playing the leading parts.

"Vaimoke" is an excellent example of movie making at the time. As the hard times were just to come the main genre became romantic farce and it kept its position all along till our time. Even though this happy comedy isn't the most aggressive type like the clearest masterpieces it's really enjoyable to see the good work of the most celebrated movie figures ever in Finland. Even the smaller parts are full of stars to come!


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