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Emil and the Piglet (1973)

Emil och griseknoen (original title)
Emil visit a country auction, help Lina pull out a tooth and raise his pig to do tricks.


Olle Hellbom


Astrid Lindgren (novel), Astrid Lindgren (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Ohlsson ... Emil
Lena Wisborg ... Ida
Allan Edwall ... Anton
Emy Storm ... Alma
Björn Gustafson ... Alfred
Maud Hansson ... Lina
Carsta Löck ... Krösa-Maja
Isa Quensel ... Krösa-Maja (voice)
Hannelore Schroth ... Fru Petrell
Jan Nygren Jan Nygren ... Auktionsutroparen
Pierre Lindstedt ... Bulten i Bo
Göthe Grefbo ... Kråkstorparen
Wilhelm Clason Wilhelm Clason ... Bastefallarn
Georg Årlin ... Prästen
Gisela Hahn ... Lärarinnan


Emil visit a country auction, help Lina pull out a tooth and raise his pig to do tricks.

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Comedy | Family


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Jan Ohlsson (Emil) revealed in an interview well after the fact (while promoting some horror flick he appeared briefly in), that the pig actually seemed to very much dislike being treated like a pet and towed around by him, and kept biting him during filming. See more »


Alma: What's the matter? Why are you just standing there? Has something happened?
Lina: If something has happened? Well, I don't really know what to say but... All the hens are dead!
Anton: What? Are the hens dead?
Alma: Dead?
Lina: And the rooster is drunk.
Alma: Drunk?
Lina: And the piglet is drunk. And, concerning Emil...
Alma: [worried] Yes?
Lina: Emil is...
Alma: What's the matter with Emil?
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Follows New Mischief by Emil (1972) See more »


Du käre lille snickarboa
Performed by Jan Ohlsson
Music by Georg Riedel
Lyrics by Astrid Lindgren
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The best of Swedish children's television
24 October 2010 | by maczSee all my reviews

It is a great shame that this series was not promoted internationally with the same vigour as PIPPI LONG STOCKING. Both the TV series and the two movies are exquisite examples of Swedish TV/film craft at it's very best. The story lines, the cast and the set designs all conspired to create a quality product that has stood the test of time extremely well. I don't think they would even begin to know how to make something as good as this these days. Nor is it all down to the size of the budget. The quality of writing clearly played an important role in how the story translated onto the screen. The only comparable UK series I can recall is CATWEAZLE from the early 1970s.

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6 October 1973 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Eemeli ja possuressu See more »

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