Laila (1937)

Approved | | Drama | 10 January 1938 (USA)
A story of Lap herders who rescue a baby from a pack of wolves and name her Laila.

Writers:

Jens Andreas Friis (novel), Helge Lund (screenplay)
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Aino Taube ... Lajla
Ingjald Haaland Ingjald Haaland ... Aslak Laagje
Tryggve Larssen Tryggve Larssen ... Jaampo
Siri Schnéevoigt Siri Schnéevoigt ... Mor Laagje
Robert Jonsson Robert Jonsson ... Kosti, en rik lapp
Peter Höglund ... Mellet, hans sønn
Carl Deurell ... Pastor Hjort
Åke Ohberg ... Anders, hans sønn
Solveig Hedengran ... Inger, hans datter
Otto Landahl ... Pastor Borg
Finn Bernhoft Finn Bernhoft ... Handelsmann Lind
Lilly Larson-Lund Lilly Larson-Lund ... Fru Lind
Ibe Brekke Ibe Brekke ... Magga
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A story of Lap herders who rescue a baby from a pack of wolves and name her Laila.

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Drama

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast.This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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A panorama saga of Swedish Lapland.
22 June 2006 | by horn-5See all my reviews

Released in the U.S. in 1938 as "En Saga", at the Continental Theatre in NYC with Swedish dialogue and English titles. It is a story of Lap herders who rescue a baby from a herd of wolves, name her Laija (played by Aino Taube as an adult)and their struggles and trials over the years. The pictorial beauty of the country is complimented by action shots of wolves attacking the herder's reindeer and sweeping shots of the reindeer herds moving across the tundra.

Most U.S. reviewers praised the film, and Film Daily called it among the best of the foreign importations up to that time, adding that director George Schneevoight caught the rugged beauty of the country.


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

10 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lajla See more »

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Nordisk Film See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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