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Troll-Elgen (1927)

The motherless moose calf acts like a cow, and the strange animal is the start of a lot of stories. Hunter's aren't interesting in hunting him down, except one. He has decided to do it in, the troll-moose.

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Walter Fyrst

Writer:

Alf Rød
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Tryggve Larssen Tryggve Larssen ... Sjur Renna 'Gaupa'
Bengt Djurberg ... Hans Trefothaugen
Julie Lampe Julie Lampe ... Turi Trefothaugen, mor til Hans
Tove Tellback Tove Tellback ... Ingrid Rustebakke
Harald Stormoen Harald Stormoen ... Hallstein Rustebakke, storbonde
Einar Tveito Einar Tveito ... Gunnar Sløvika, hestehandler
Egil Hjorth-Jenssen Egil Hjorth-Jenssen ... Tølleiv, tjenestegutt på Rustbakke
Mimi Kihle Mimi Kihle ... Bellina, danser
Hauk Aabel Hauk Aabel ... Piper, direktør
Nils Aréhn ... P. Rustebakke, rik slekting
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The motherless moose calf acts like a cow, and the strange animal is the start of a lot of stories. Hunter's aren't interesting in hunting him down, except one. He has decided to do it in, the troll-moose.

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The Magic Moose and the Masked Cowboy
4 May 2008 | by ohm_tvedeSee all my reviews

The information on this film is not quite satisfactory at the time I am writing this: It should be pointed out that it is based on two texts by Mikkel Fønhus.

I saw "Troll-Elgen" this night at the Oslo cinematheque with an improvised piano score. It's the second Norwegian silent film I have seen this spring along with the sublime "Brudeferden i Hardanger", and I am anxious to see other flicks like "Madame besøker Oslo" and "Bergenstoget plyndret i natt".

Less strikingly beautiful than "Brudeferden", "Troll-Elgen" offers a story split between the traditional rural life and the urban Oslo of the 1920s. The Magic Moose (literally the Troll Moose) of the title is a sort of Loch Ness monster that the farmers claim to have seen but none have been able to hunt down. The rather traditional intrigue involves a farm hand that wants to marry a rich farmer's daughter. The father says that the boy would have to kill the mythical moose if ha was to deserve his daughter's hand. Instead he ends up escaping to Oslo and working as a masked shotgun virtuoso in a circus after killing another suitor in a fight over the girl. Or did he?...

This is Fürst's first feature and a good one at that. Reliable sources tell me that he continued to make very decent films for the rest of his career. Only a tad sad for his part that some of them were made during the war and were called "We are of Vidkun Quisling's hird" and "Unge Viljer".


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Norway

Release Date:

26 December 1927 (Norway) See more »

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Fredløs og lovløs -! See more »

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