A pre war movie with Åke Söderblom and Thor Modéen.
This movie is one of the many war (or war-like) movies that were made in Sweden before or during the 2nd world war. These movies were made to prepare the audience as well as amuse them during these hard times.
Åke Söderblom and Thor Modéen play two recruits (Putte and Tosse) at the Royal Swedish Navy. They are best friends who constantly get into trouble. One night, when they have left the ship without permission, they stay at shore too long. On their way back to the ship they save a young lady (Britta, played by Sickan Carlsson) from drowning. As Putte and Tosse are so afraid to be late, they force the girl to come with them to the ship. There, Britta is discovered and those who brought her aboard have punishments to face. All three involved keep quiet, but then her father offers a reward to the rescuers
A kind of specially prepared bread rolls plays an important part in the story.
I love this movie! I taped it in 1995 when it aired on Swedish TV, and since then I must have seen it at least 15 times. The storyline isn't very exciting but the actors make this movie good anyway. The performances by Åke and Thor are the heart of the movie. With their improvised jokes, their imitations and songs, they are unforgettable. Even though this movie was made in 1937 (almost 70 years old when writing this), it's still fun to watch.
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