Tag Archives: Ulla Jacobsson

Alf Sjöberg – Karin Månsdotter (1954)

After failing to arrange a marriage with Elizabeth Tudor of England, king Erik XIV of Sweden needs a wife and children to secure his throne, fast. He falls in love with Karin Månsdotter, a very beautiful young girl, but of lowborn stock. The King’s secretary sees a chance to secure the good opinion of the populace, to act as a counterweight to the rich noblemen who always seek more influence. A marriage is made, but the king is not fully at his wits at a time when it is most needed… Read More »

Arne Mattsson – Hon dansade en sommar AKA One Summer of Happiness (1951)

Synopsis:
Student Göran is vacationing on his uncle’s farm. On the first day he meets the 17-year old Kerstin, who lives on a farm nearby. The young people in the area are trying to organize a youth club. The priest refuses to help them but Göran’s uncle let them use an old barn of his. Göran and Kerstin fall in love with each other, but neither Kerstin’s relatives or Göran’s father gives their consent to the relationship. Read More »

Anthony Mann – The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

During World War II, Norway was occupied by Germany. In the deep fjords, the Nazis worked on a revolutionary new type of weapon; one which, theoretically, could destroy all life. Here, the Nazis’ scientists tried to produce “heavy water”; a vital component in the making of an atomic bomb. A weapon which would win the war for Germany. Norwegian resistance learns of it, and the allied are alerted. But will they have time and opportunity to stop this from happening? Read More »

Cy Endfield – Zulu (1964)

Synopsis:
In 1879, the Zulu nation hands colonial British forces a resounding defeat in battle. A nearby regiment of the British Army takes over a station run by a missionary (Jack Hawkins) and his daughter (Ulla Jacobsson) as a supply depot and hospital under the command of Lieutenant John Chard (Stanley Baker) and his subordinate Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine). Unable to abandon their wounded soldiers even in dire circumstances, the regiment defend their station against the Zulu warriors. Read More »