The Tales of Ensign Stål (film)

The Tales of Ensign Stål (Swedish: Fänrik Ståls sägner) is a 1926 Swedish historical war film directed by John W. Brunius and starring John Ericsson, Edvin Adolphson and Olga Andersson.[1][2] It is based on the epic poem The Tales of Ensign Stål by nineteenth century writer Johan Ludvig Runeberg set during the Finnish War during the Napoleonic Era in which Sweden lost the Finland to the Russian Empire. It was shot at the Råsunda Studios in Stockholm. The film's sets were designed by the art director Vilhelm Bryde. It was released in two parts.

The Tales of Ensign Stål
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Directed byJohn W. Brunius
Written byIvar Johansson
Based onThe Tales of Ensign Stål by Johan Ludvig Runeberg
StarringJohn Ericsson
Edvin Adolphson
Olga Andersson
CinematographyHugo Edlund
Film AB Nordstjaernan
Release date
1 November 1926
Running time
184 minutes (2 parts)



  1. ^ Sadoul p.32
  2. ^ Gustafsson p.192-93


  • Gustafsson, Tommy. Masculinity in the Golden Age of Swedish Cinema: A Cultural Analysis of 1920s Films. McFarland, 2014.
  • Sadoul, Georges. Dictionary of Film Makers. University of California Press, 1972.

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