Harald the Stalwart

Harald the Stalwart (Swedish: Harald Handfaste) is a 1946 Swedish historical adventure film directed by Hampe Faustman and starring George Fant, Georg Rydeberg and Elsie Albiin.[1] It was shot at the Helsinki studios of Suomen Filmiteollisuus and on location on the island of Suomenlinna. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Bertil Duroj and Karl Fager.

Harald the Stalwart
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Directed byHampe Faustman
Written byPaul Baudisch
Arne Bornebusch
Adolf Schütz
StarringGeorge Fant
Georg Rydeberg
Elsie Albiin
CinematographyFelix Forsman
Edited byHans Gullander
Music byJules Sylvain
Film AB Lux
Distributed byFilm AB Lux
Release date
26 December 1946
Running time
74 minutes


In fifteenth century Sweden a local highwaymen leads the oppressed peasantry against the tyrannical rule of a foreign bailiff. In order to seek revenge the bailiff plans to marry Karin, the rebel's beloved. When she refuses he decides instead to execute her.



  1. ^ Qvist & Von Bagh p.74


  • Qvist, Per Olov & von Bagh, Peter. Guide to the Cinema of Sweden and Finland. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.

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