Karin Månsdotter (film)

Karin Månsdotter is a 1954 Swedish historical drama film directed by Alf Sjöberg.[1] It is based on the play Erik XIV by August Strindberg.

Karin Månsdotter
Directed byAlf Sjöberg
Screenplay byAlf Sjöberg
Based onErik XIV
by August Strindberg
Produced byRune Waldekranz
StarringUlla Jacobsson
CinematographySven Nykvist
Edited byEric Nordemar
Music byLille Bror Söderlundh
Release date
  • 1 November 1954 (1954-11-01)
Running time
108 minutes


Karin Mansdotter is the daughter of an ordinary soldier. Still King Erik of Sweden falls madly in love with her. This turn of fate is appreciated by his adviser Göran Persson because he lives in constant fear the nobles could find a way to increase their influence on the king. When Erik's plan to marry English princess Elizabeth Tudor fails, Persson condones Erik's decision to make Karin his Queen. The Swedish nobility resents this wedding. The isolated King eventually shows signs of distress which are used against him. In the end he is dethroned and replaced by his brother while Persson gets decapitated for treason.



  1. ^ "Karin Månsdotter". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 22 May 2011.

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