The Emperor of Portugallia (film)

The Emperor of Portugallia (Swedish: Kejsarn av Portugallien) is a 1944 Swedish historical drama film directed by Gustaf Molander and starring Victor Sjöström, Gunn Wållgren and Karl-Arne Holmsten.[1][2] It was shot at the Råsunda Studios in Stockholm and on location in the city's Old Town and the province of Värmland. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Nils Svenwall and Arne Åkermark. It is based on the 1914 novel of the same title by Selma Lagerlöf, which had previously been adapted into the 1925 American silent film The Tower of Lies.

The Emperor of Portugallia
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Directed byGustaf Molander
Written byRune Lindström
Based onThe Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlöf
Produced byHarald Molander
StarringVictor Sjöström
Gunn Wållgren
Karl-Arne Holmsten
CinematographyGösta Roosling
Edited byAllan Ekelund
Oscar Rosander
Music byLille Bror Söderlundh
Distributed bySvensk Filmindustri
Release date
26 December 1944
Running time
109 minutes



  1. ^ Steene p.879
  2. ^ Qvist & Von Bagh p.115


  • Qvist, Per Olov & von Bagh, Peter. Guide to the Cinema of Sweden and Finland. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.
  • Steene, Birgitta. Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide. Amsterdam University Press, 2005.

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