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Kalle på Spången (1939)

Kalle Jeppson is the joyful owner of a rural inn, "Spången" (The Footbridge). His only problems are the all the bylaws that makes it difficult to have a quiet drink and the shrew of his ... See full summary »


Emil A. Lingheim (as Emil A. Pehrsson)




Complete credited cast:
Edvard Persson ... Kalle Jeppsson
Bullan Weijden ... Berta Jeppsson
John Degerberg John Degerberg ... Captain Sjölund
Carl Ström ... Constable Högberg
Tord Bernheim ... Gösta Högberg
Mim Persson ... Stina
Anita Gyldtenungæ Anita Gyldtenungæ ... Karin (as Annita Gyldtenungae)
Walter Sarmell Walter Sarmell ... Mjölnar-Olle
Olga Hellqvist Olga Hellqvist ... Hortensia Kraft
Harry Persson ... Oskar Olsson


Kalle Jeppson is the joyful owner of a rural inn, "Spången" (The Footbridge). His only problems are the all the bylaws that makes it difficult to have a quiet drink and the shrew of his wife who is always nagging on him. Kalle is afraid to tell her that Karin the maid is really his daughter from the days before their marriage. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Release Date:

26 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Landevejskroen See more »


Box Office


SEK 150,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Europa Film See more »
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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This so-so Swedish film ran for more than two years in Copenhagen during Nazi occupation. Danish audiences flocked to see it as a demonstration against the German UFA films that dominated the cinemas. See more »


Edited into Glada paraden (1948) See more »


För gamla Sveriges väl
Composed by Alvar Kraft (1939)
Lyrics written by Karl Henrik Henrüd (as Charles Henry)
Sung by Edvard Persson and student choir
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Jovial. Comfortable. Much food.
11 March 2005 | by Mr_GesundheitSee all my reviews

Most Edvard Persson-fans agrees that "Kalle på Spången" is his best movie. And he is good in it, it's just too bad that no one else is. Maybe that's what happens when you try to make a movie that's completely made out of one particular actor's personal charm. The other actors are quite unknown, Mim Persson, the woman who plays Stina is mostly known for being Edvard's wife. There are four songs in the movie, of which three became really famous; "Jag har bott vid en landsväg," "Kalle på Spången" and "Lite grann från ovan." Edvard's character is a most jovial and sympathetic man, who pays great tribute to food, drink, the good old times and his home region. Of course is he the "hero" that manages to work everything out. He has all the good lines and gets to sing all the songs. That's typical for Edvard Persson, who used to say when he was entering the stage: "Ok, let's put all the light at me."

The inn Spången, where almost everything takes place, is a real inn in the southern regions of Sweden.

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