The Girl from Backafall

The Girl from Backafall
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Directed by Bror Bügler
Written by Gabriel Jönsson (poem)
Åke Ohlmarks
Starring Viola Sundberg
Sven Lindberg
Kenne Fant
Edvard Persson
Music by Harry Arnold
Cinematography Ingvar Borild
Hilmer Ekdahl
Edited by Wic Kjellin
Production
company
Release date
2 March 1953
Running time
90 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

The Girl from Backafall (Swedish: Flickan från Backafall) is a 1953 Swedish drama film directed by Bror Bügler and starring Viola Sundberg, Sven Lindberg and Kenne Fant.[1] It is based on a poem by Gabriel Jönsson, which had been turned into a popular song in the 1920s, about the romance between a sailor and a woman on the island of Ven in the Baltic Sea.

The film's sets were designed by the art director Arne Åkermark.

Cast

  • Viola Sundberg as Ellen
  • Sven Lindberg as Per
  • Kenne Fant as Nils
  • Edvard Persson as Silla-Sven
  • Holger Löwenadler as August Larsson
  • Märta Dorff as Mrs. Larsson
  • Erik 'Bullen' Berglund as Captain Backe
  • Dagmar Ebbesen as Mrs. Backe
  • Olof Winnerstrand as Vicar
  • Aurore Palmgren as Botilla
  • Olav Riégo as Dücker
  • Renée Björling as Mrs. Dücker
  • Charles Gregmar as Robert Dücker
  • Jan Molander as Hellberg
  • Verner Edberg as Adolf
  • Gösta Gustafson as Matts Shoemaker
  • Lars Egge as Fredrik Åkerberg
  • Anders Andelius as Sailor at 'Tre bröder'
  • Margit Andelius as Mrs. Svensson
  • Per Appelberg as Boy at shooting range
  • Astrid Bodin as Dücker's cook
  • Helga Brofeldt as Gossip
  • Thure Carlman as Fisherman
  • Harald Emanuelsson as Lasse, postman
  • Kurt Friborn as Guest at Robert's party
  • Leif Hedenberg as Boy at the dance
  • John Larsson as Dücker's driver
  • Monica Lindman
  • Sven Magnusson as Fisherman
  • Gull Natorp as Vicar's wife
  • Carin Norberg as Vera, Ellen's friend
  • Mim Persson as Guest at the coffee party
  • Bellan Roos as Dücker's housewife
  • Håkan Rylander as Woker
  • Bengt Sundmark as Boy at the dance
  • Gaby Svallner as Guest at Robert's party
  • Carin Swensson as Farmer's wife
  • Olle Teimert as Boy at shooting range
  • Rudolf Wendbladh as Schultze, German captain
  • Annalisa Wenström as Waitress
  • Berit Örtengren as Girl at shooting range

References

Bibliography

  • Qvist, Per Olov & von Bagh, Peter. Guide to the Cinema of Sweden and Finland. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.

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