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Professori Masa (1949)



Cast overview, first billed only:
Tauno Palo ... Matias Kaarivaara
Ansa Ikonen ... Esteri Tervola
Leo Riuttu Leo Riuttu ... Väiski
Eija Inkeri Eija Inkeri ... Kyllikki Kaarivaara
Lasse Pöysti ... Pentti Simola
Siiri Angerkoski ... Elisabeth
Unto Salminen Unto Salminen ... Nordgren
Tarmo Manni ... Eemeli
Joel Asikainen Joel Asikainen ... Police Sergeant
Mauri Jaakkola Mauri Jaakkola ... Niilola
Aarne Laine Aarne Laine ... Alvar
Rafael Pihlaja Rafael Pihlaja ... Minister
Urho Lahti Urho Lahti ... Dock Worker
Matti Aulos Matti Aulos ... Conservative Manager
Veikko Linna Veikko Linna ... Conservative
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Producer T.J. Särkkä wanted Joel Rinne to play the role of 'Matias Kaarivaara', but they couldn't archive mutual understanding of the terms of the contract. Särkkä was so upset that he yelled to director Matti Kassila: "There was some actor called Rinne and his HEAD WAS THIS BIG!" Same time he was outlining large circle in the air. See more »

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¨Professor Palo goes to work- falls for Ansa
3 December 2010 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Professor Mathias Kaarivaara is not a big supporter of the dock workers' strike.Then he becomes a dock worker himself, and he gets a new name, Masa Vaara.His new job makes him change his views, and he makes some great speeches.A pretty journalist, Esteri Tervola, wants to write a story about him, and they both show interest in each other.Professori Masa (1950) is directed by the great Finnish director, Matti Kassila.Tauno Palo does terrific job in a double role.Ansa Ikonen is wonderful in the female lead.Leo Riuttu is superb as Väiski.Eija Inkeri is amazing as Masa's daughter Kyllikki.Lasse Pöysti is brilliant as Maisteri Pentti Simola.Siiri Angerkoski is great as always as Elisabeth the maid.Unto Salminen is very funny as the drunken former journalist Nordgren.Tarmo Manni is very good as Eemeli.Aarne Laine plays Alvar.Veikko Linna is Conservative.Leo Jokela is seen as University Student.This is a nice comedy from 60 years back that also draws a social message.It's quite amusing to watch Masa not wanting to wake up in the morning and then aching after the hard work during the night.And when Nordgren goes on and on of the topic Kaarivaara has given to him, showing his knowledge.And it's always great to see Tauno and Ansa together.

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Release Date:

25 December 1949 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Masa See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Production Co:

Suomen Filmiteollisuus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Aga-Baltic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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