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Bussen (1961)

Thorvald runs a local bus route, with a 1923-model bus nicknamed 'Gamla', in the Norwegian country side. Thorvald himself always takes time to make numerous stops along his route, to help ... See full summary »


Arne Skouen


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leif Juster Leif Juster ... Thorvald, bussjåfør
Lalla Carlsen Lalla Carlsen ... Klara Tallerud, jordmor
Egil Hjorth-Jenssen Egil Hjorth-Jenssen ... Tallerud - ordfører
Tore Foss Tore Foss ... Haugen, lensmann
Lasse Kolstad Lasse Kolstad ... Lars
Synne Skouen Synne Skouen ... Kaja
Frithjof Fearnley Frithjof Fearnley ... Fjell-Olsen, kontorsjef
Arve Opsahl Arve Opsahl ... Måsabjønn
Ulf Wengård Ulf Wengård ... Måsabjønn
Olav Bugge Olav Bugge ... Måsabjønn
Kari Sundby Kari Sundby ... Helga
Lothar Lindtner Lothar Lindtner ... Mann fra busselskap
Rolf Sand Rolf Sand ... Ung mann i herredstyret
Helga Backe Helga Backe ... (as Helga Bakke)
Randi Brænne Randi Brænne


Thorvald runs a local bus route, with a 1923-model bus nicknamed 'Gamla', in the Norwegian country side. Thorvald himself always takes time to make numerous stops along his route, to help out with the smallest of problems. The old man is so caring he sometimes forget to charge money from his travelers. But modern times are lurking on the doorstep - in the figure of a grumpy county official and an offer from an outside bus company... Written by GJOLB (Oslo, Norway)

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16 October 1961 (Norway) See more »

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The first of many movies in which director/screenwriter Arne Skouen cast his daughter Synne. See more »


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Movie with a funny long man
28 August 2005 | by killingentelletiltiSee all my reviews

I do to some extent enjoy the Norwegian humour of the 1950ies and 1960ies, though I am absolutely not sure if I really understand it. Lead actor Leif Juster is one of the most famous actors from the black and white-era in Norway, and his perhaps most famous movie, was the farce "fjolls til fjells" (fools in the mountain?).

Leif Juster usually portrayed a disorganized but kind and well meaning man who got himself in to a lot of trouble for being so disorganized but well meaning, and frequently, also for being tall, skinny and funny looking. In this movie he strays from his usual character by being very well organized, in fact he organizes everything, but he does it in such a tall, skinny, funny, kind and well meaning fashion that is gets him into trouble.

They say that in the 60ies people broke into laughter by the mere mention of Mr. Juster. I don't really understand it. But it is a heartwarming thought.

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