Und ewig singen die Wälder

Und ewig singen die Wälder

Österreich 1959, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Norway, around the penultimate turn of the century. Old, stonehearted big farmer Dag and his two sons Tore and Dag junior are living on the Bjöndal estate. The Björndal people are constantly altercating with the aristocratic landowner von Gall who resides in a large manor with his daughter Elisabeth.
During a party, go-getter Tore snags Elisabeth, dances with her, and even gets a kiss from her. After that incident, the noble young lady sets lieutenant Margas, her admirer, on Tore. After a car chase along the fjords, they start a fierce battle. In the battle, Tore is killed. His death sets off an embittered enmity between old Dag and the neighbouring aristocratic estate. Even cool-headed Dag junior is not able to prevent the catastrophe that leaves von Gall without his child and his wealth. But revengeful Dag will not live his remaining days in happiness, either.

Sequel: "Das Erbe von Björndal", based on a novel by Trygve Gulbranssen.

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Credits

Director:Paul May
Screenplay:Kurt Heuser
Director of photography:Elio Carniel
Editing:Renate Jelinek
Music:Rolf A. Wilhelm
  
Cast: 
Gert FröbeDer alte Dag
Hansjörg FelmyTore
Joachim HansenDer junge Dag
Karl LangeHerr von Gall
Anna SmolikElisabeth von Gall
Hans NielsenMajor a.D. Barre
Maj-Britt NilssonAdelheid Barre
Elisabeth EppJungfer Kruse auf Björndal
Jürgen GoslarLeutnant Margas
Hilde SchreiberDer Hoveländer
Franz SchafheitlinSeine Tochter Borghild
Peter SchmidbergerKaufmann Holder
Fritz Hintz-FabriciusJörn Vielfalt auf Björndal
Hans Ernst Jäger
  
Production company:Wiener Mundus-Film GmbH (Wien)

All Credits

Director:Paul May
Assistant director:Hans Stumpf
Screenplay:Kurt Heuser
based on:Trygve Gulbranssen (Roman)
Script editor:Alf Teichs (Chefdramaturg)
Director of photography:Elio Carniel
Still photography:Vladimir Narbutt-Lieven
Production design:Leopold Metzenbauer
Costume design:Charlotte Flemming, Margarethe Volters
Editing:Renate Jelinek
Music:Rolf A. Wilhelm
  
Cast: 
Gert FröbeDer alte Dag
Hansjörg FelmyTore
Joachim HansenDer junge Dag
Karl LangeHerr von Gall
Anna SmolikElisabeth von Gall
Hans NielsenMajor a.D. Barre
Maj-Britt NilssonAdelheid Barre
Elisabeth EppJungfer Kruse auf Björndal
Jürgen GoslarLeutnant Margas
Hilde SchreiberDer Hoveländer
Franz SchafheitlinSeine Tochter Borghild
Peter SchmidbergerKaufmann Holder
Fritz Hintz-FabriciusJörn Vielfalt auf Björndal
Hans Ernst Jäger
  
Production company:Wiener Mundus-Film GmbH (Wien)
Line producer:Heinz Pollak
Unit production manager:Rudolf Stering
Location manager:Jakob Palle, Gerald Martell
Shoot:: Norwegen
Original distributor:Deutsche Film Hansa GmbH & Co. (DFH) (Hamburg)
Subsequent distributor:Ceres-Film-Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Length:2834 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Agfacolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.05.1962, 20523, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei;
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.09.1959, 20523, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 06.12.1968, ZDF

Titles

Originaltitel (AT) Und ewig singen die Wälder

Versions

Original

Length:2834 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Agfacolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.05.1962, 20523, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei;
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.09.1959, 20523, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 06.12.1968, ZDF
 

Awards

Bambi 1961
geschäftlich erfolgreichster ausländischer Film 1960