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Tørres Snørtevold (1940)

Young fisherman Tønnes want to get rich, to get his revenge over Consul Krøger, who has taken over his childhood home. After acquiring a shop he gets in position of getting what he wants.


Tancred Ibsen


Tancred Ibsen (screenplay), Alexander Kielland (novel)




Credited cast:
Alfred Maurstad ... Tørres Snørtevold
Folkman Schaanning Folkman Schaanning ... Anton Jessen
Wenche Foss Wenche Foss ... Frøken Thorsen
Erna Schøyen Erna Schøyen ... Fru Knudsen
Thomas Thomassen Thomas Thomassen ... Krøger, konsul
Ingeborg Cook Ingeborg Cook ... Julie Krøger
Hilda Fredriksen Hilda Fredriksen ... Tante Sofie
Aasta Voss Aasta Voss ... Betha
Ola Isene Ola Isene ... Banksjefen
Ellen Isefiær Ellen Isefiær ... Etatsrådinnen
Tryggve Larssen Tryggve Larssen ... Simon
Jens Holstad Jens Holstad ... Halvor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brita Bigum Brita Bigum ... 3. Ekspeditrise
Rolf Christensen Rolf Christensen ... Overlæreren
Vera Debes Vera Debes ... Frøken Olsen


Fiskergutten Tørres vil bli rik, så han kan få hevn over konsul Krøger, som har tatt hjemmet fra hans familie. Han får jobb i fru Knudsens butikk, som han får fart på til egen fordel. Etter kort tid har han taket på Krøger, men fullfører ikke hevnen utover å si sin hjertens mening om samfunnet og byen. Written by Ørnås

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Comedy | Drama


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Norwegian Rags-to-riches story
18 September 2010 | by michaelwynn2See all my reviews

This film is very pleasant to watch. It features Alfred Maurstad, probably the first leading man in Norwegian sound film. Tørres Snørtevold is the story of how a poor farmer is thrown out of his home by the landlord. The farmer's son then sets out to become rich and to get his revenge on the man who threw him and his father into the street. He meets a number of fascinating characters as he climbs the social ladder, and all of them are well acted. The film is a comedy version of the novel "Jacob" by Alexander Kielland, one of Norway's major writers.

This is a very nice little film, and i would recommend it if you can get a subtitled version. As of 2010, however, the film has not been released on DVD in Norway.

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26 December 1940 (Norway) See more »

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