When Darkness Falls (1960 film)

När mörkret faller
Directed by Arne Mattsson
Produced by Rune Waldekranz
Screenplay by Maria Lang
Based on Tragedi på en lantkyrkogård 1954 novel by Maria Lang
Starring Nils Asther
Karl-Arne Holmsten
Birgitta Pettersson
Elsa Prawitz
Adolf Jahr
Mimi Nelson
George Fant
Music by Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist
Release date
  • 26 December 1960 (1960-12-26) (Sweden)
Running time
113 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

När mörkret faller (transl. When Darkness Falls) is a 1960 Swedish thriller film directed by Arne Mattsson. The film is based on Maria Langs 1954 novel Tragedi på en lantkyrkogård. The film stars Nils Asther, Karl-Arne Holmsten, Birgitta Pettersson, Elsa Prawitz, Adolf Jahr, Mimi Nelson and George Fant.[1]

Plot summary

The young orphan girl Elisabeth from Stockholm is going to celebrate Christmas with relatives in Västlinge vicarage. When she arrives the day before Christmas the local shopkeeper is meant to pick her up at the station, but because of a misconception, Elisabeth is left to walk alone in the dark, in the deep snow all the way to the house. There she is warmly welcomed by the vicar Tord Ekstedt and his daughter Lotta, but the Christmas stillness ends abruptly when they on Christmas eve finds out that the shopkeeper has been found brutally murdered in his shop.[2]



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