The Girls Are Willing

The Girls Are Willing (Danish: Guld og grønne skove) is a 1958 Danish comedy film directed by Gabriel Axel. It was chosen as Denmark's official submission to the 31st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[1] It was also entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival.

The Girls Are Willing
Guld og grønne skove (The Girls Are Willing) 1958 Gabriel Axel poster by Aage Lundvald.jpg
Poster by Aage Lundvald
Directed byGabriel Axel
Produced byS. Vinod Pathak
Written byJohannes Allen
StarringAxel Bang
Music bySvend Erik Tarp
CinematographyJørgen Skov
Edited byCarsten Dahl
Distributed byNordisk Films Kompagni
Release date
24 January 1958
Running time
92 minutes

Guld og grønne skove was only Gabriel Axel's third feature film as a director, and from it came out in 1958, it took exactly 30 years before in 1988 he won his Academy Award for Babette's Feast.[2]


The two small islands, Hvenø and Birkø, have been in a decade-long conflict, and it therefore creates big problems when three young men from one island falls in love with three beautiful, young girls from the neighbouring island. Nothing could be more unlikely than a marriage between the islands - let alone three! But one day oil is found on the first island - causing a veritable invasion of the US oil company, American Super Oil Company. And then the whole little sleepy community is turned completely upside down ...


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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ Morten Piil (2008). Gyldendals danske filmguide. Gyldendal A/S. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-87-02-06669-2.

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