Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Phantom Carriage - 1921

Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish (intertitles)
Director: Victor Sjöström
Writers: Selma Lagerlöf (novel), Victor Sjöström
Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström and Tore Svennberg
Release Date: 4 June 1922 (USA)
Also known as: Körkarlen Sweden (original title); The Phantom Carriage (undefined) / International (English title); A Carruagem Fantasma (Brazil); A halál kocsisa (Hungary); Ajomies (Finland); Der Fuhrmann des Todes (Germany); Furman smierci(Poland); I amaxa fantasma (Greece - festival title); Il carretto fantasma (Italy); Køresvenden (Denmark); La charrette fantôme (France); O Carro Fantasma(Portugal); The Phantom Chariot (undefined); The Stroke of Midnight (undefined); Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness (undefined); Wózek-widmo (Poland)
Filming Locations: Svensk Filmindustri, Filmstaden, Råsunda, Stockholms län, Sweden
Production Co: Svensk Filmindustri (SF)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year, if he is a great sinner, will have to drive during the whole year the Phantom Chariot, the one that picks up the souls of the dead... David Holm, one of the three drunkards, dies at the last stroke of midnight...

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