Two Women (1947 film)

Two Women (Swedish: Två kvinnor) is a 1947 Swedish drama film directed by Arnold Sjöstrand and starring Eva Dahlbeck, Cécile Ossbahr and Gunnar Björnstrand. It is a remake of the 1938 French film Women's Prison which itself was based on a novel by Francis Carco.[1] It was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Two Women
Directed byArnold Sjöstrand
Written byTorsten Quensel
Based onWomen's Prison by Francis Carco
Produced byHilmer Peters
StarringEva Dahlbeck
Cécile Ossbahr
Gunnar Björnstrand
CinematographyKarl-Erik Alberts
Edited byEric Nordemar
Music bySune Waldimir
Distributed byWivefilm
Release date
19 October 1947
Running time
96 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Bertil Duroj. It was shot at the Centrumateljéerna Studios in Stockholm and on location around the city including prison scenes at the Långholmen Prison.


After unjustly serving time in prison for murder, a young woman attempts to lead an honest life on her release.



  1. ^ Larsson & Marklund p.153
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Two Women". Retrieved 6 January 2009.


  • Larsson, Mariah & Marklund, Anders. Swedish Film: An Introduction and Reader. Nordic Academic Press, 2010.

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