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Gjest Baardsen (1939)

In the poor Norway in the early 1800s Gjest Baardsen starts off like a Robin Hood, stealing from the rich, giving to the poor. Based on the real character which became the poor mans hero, and got lots of help to get away from the law.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Maurstad ... Gjest Baardsen
Vibeke Falk ... Anna Reinche
Joachim Holst-Jensen Joachim Holst-Jensen ... Mons Peder Michelsen, arrestforvarer
Lauritz Falk ... Betjent
Jens Holstad Jens Holstad ... Betjent
Karl Bergmann Karl Bergmann ... Reincke, tollbetjent
Sophus Dahl Sophus Dahl ... Lensmann
Lars Tvinde Lars Tvinde ... Lensmann
Sigurd Magnussøn Sigurd Magnussøn ... Lensmann
Henny Skjønberg Henny Skjønberg ... Karen
Henrik Børseth Henrik Børseth ... En bonde
Edvard Drabløs Edvard Drabløs ... En fisker
Martin Linge Martin Linge ... En fisker
Einar Tveito Einar Tveito ... Mathias Strandvik
Ole Leikvang Ole Leikvang ... En bonde


Etter krigen med Sverige og England hersker det stor nød i Norge. Det blir utstedt en fororning om at alt sølv skal innleveres til staten. Gjest Baardsen er kommet på kant med loven på grunn av en ren ubetydelighet, og blir satt i fengsel, men klarer å bryte seg ut. Lensmennene jager ham over hele landet, men han synes å være umulig å fange, og klarer de det makter han altid å rømme igjen. Etterhvert blir han en folkehelt p.g.a. at han fordeler sitt utbytte til de lider nød. Gjest møter en dag den vakre Anna, som blir etterstrebet av den skurkeaktige arrestforsvareren Mons Peder, ikke minst fordi han mener hun har atskillig på kistebunnen. Da hun ikke vil vite av ham, sørger han for å sende henne på tukthus. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

26 December 1939 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Gjest Baardsen - en norsk Lasse-Maja See more »

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Norsk Film See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Old but entertaining
3 December 1999 | by CooperComSee all my reviews

Gjest Baardsen is an old, but entertaining movie about the legendary thief "Gjest" who always manages to escape from the police. The best about this movie is the plot and the humor. This is a drama-movie, but it contains some very funny moments. Recommended

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