The People of Hemsö (1944 film)

The People of Hemsö (Swedish: Hemsöborna) is a 1944 Swedish historical drama film directed by Sigurd Wallén and starring Adolf Jahr, Dagmar Ebbesen and Emil Fjellström.[1] It was shot at the Sundbyberg Studios in Stockholm and on location on Vindö. The film's sets were designed by the art director Max Linder. It was based on the 1887 novel The People of Hemsö by August Strindberg. It was subsequently remade as a 1955 film of the same title.

The People of Hemsö
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Directed bySigurd Wallén
Written byEinar Malm
Sigurd Wallén
Based onThe People of Hemsö by August Strindberg
StarringAdolf Jahr
Dagmar Ebbesen
Emil Fjellström
CinematographyHarald Berglund
Edited byEmil A. Lingheim
Music byErik Baumann
Distributed byEuropa Film
Release date
13 March 1944
Running time
109 minutes



  1. ^ Qvist & Von Bagh p.151


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

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