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Saltstänk och krutgubbar Details


When the subject of the great Swedish films comes up, the title Saltstänk och krutgubbar is seldom invoked. Even so, this "slice of life" comedy pleased the crowd in 1946, and should do the same today. Most of the story takes place on a tiny Swedish island just a few miles from Stockholm, with the amorous adventures of one islander (Sigurd Wallen) setting the plot in motion. The director of photography was newcomer Sven Nykvist, who later achieved international renown for his work in the films of Ingmar Bergman. The English-language title of Saltstänk och krutgubbar is Gay Old Time -- not quite a literal translation, but it will suffice. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi