Whalers (film)

Still from the film
Directed by Anders Henrikson
Tancred Ibsen
Written by Weyler Hildebrand
Torsten Lundqvist
Produced by Stellan Claësson
Starring Allan Bohlin
Tutta Rolf
Oscar Egede-Nissen
Cinematography Martin Bodin
Gunnar Fischer
Julius Jaenzon
Per G. Jonson
Edited by Oscar Rosander
Music by Jules Sylvain
Gunnar Johansson
Distributed by Svensk Filmindustri
Release date
  • 23 August 1939 (1939-08-23)
Running time
80 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Whalers (Swedish: Valfångare) is a 1939 Swedish drama film directed by Anders Henrikson and Tancred Ibsen and starring Allan Bohlin, Tutta Rolf, and Hauk Aabel. It was Rolf's final film.[1]

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


The Swedish captain, Allan Bohlin gives passage to Tutta Rolf, who is the daughter of the ship's owner, Hauk Aabel. At this point, the chief mate, Oscar Egede-Nissen, becomes jealous and puts the Swede onto the Norwegian whaling ship Kosmos II, which is heading for the Southern Ocean, with Karl Holter as captain. On board, the two fight.[2]



  1. ^ Wollstein p. 343
  2. ^ Film details from sfi.se


  • Hans J. Wollstein. Strangers in Hollywood: the History of Scandinavian Actors in American Films from 1910 to World War II. Scarecrow Press, 1994.

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