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The Outlaw and His Wife (1918)

Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1 January 1918 (Sweden)
A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm. Halla and the stranger fall in love, but when he is revealed as Eyvind, an escaped thief forced into crime by his family's starvation, they ... See full summary »


Victor Sjöström


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Sjöström ... Outlaw / Kári
Edith Erastoff ... Halla the Widow
John Ekman ... Arnes the Immigrant Worker
Nils Aréhn ... Bailiff Björn Bergstéinsson, Halla's Brother-in-law
Jenny Tschernichin-Larsson ... Gudfinna, Halla's Farm Worker
William Larsson William Larsson ... Bjarni Sveinbjörnsson
Artur Rolén ... Halla's Farm Worker
Sigurd Wallén ... Halla's Farm Worker Who Denounces the Outlaw
Emil Fjellström ... Churchgoer
Hildur Carlberg ... Churchgoer
Edith Wallén Edith Wallén ... Halla's Farm Worker
Harald Wehlnor Harald Wehlnor ... Halla's Farm Worker
Thure Holm Thure Holm ... Priest Robbed by the Outlaw
Gucken Cederborg ... Halla's Farm Worker
Nils Elffors Nils Elffors ... Björn Bergstéinsson's Farm Worker


A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm. Halla and the stranger fall in love, but when he is revealed as Eyvind, an escaped thief forced into crime by his family's starvation, they flee and become two of the many outlaws of Iceland's mountains. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Release Date:

1 January 1918 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

You and I See more »

Filming Locations:

Nuolja, Abisko, Sweden See more »


Box Office


SEK100,000 (estimated)
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| (2013 restoration)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Berg-Ejvind: Put your knife away - you need not be afraid of me. My name is Kári - I have come from the south to look for work. Do you know of any place where two strong arms would be of use?
Arnes: Down there is Halla's farm. She is a woman with a big heart and an open hand. You're sure to find work there.
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Alternate Versions

Turner Classic Movies has shown on TV a restored version copyrighted in 1968 by Svenska Filminstitutet (The Swedish Film Instute). The restoration credits are in Swedish, but some of the original cast and crew credits are in English. All intertitles are in English and the film runs 73 minutes. See more »


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The Kino DVD: Only 70 min.
29 August 2008 | by sevisanSee all my reviews

Most silent films, damaged by the course of the time, exist in different versions with different running times, but when a DVD is released, is supposed to be in the most complete version existing (for instance, the Flicker Alley DVD of "La roue").

Well, this is not the case with the Kino "The outlaw and his wife". This is a very truncated version and shouldn't have been released in such conditions. Its running time is only 70 minutes, when nowadays exists a 105 min. version that I have seen in the Madrid Filmoteca and in the TV french channel Arte four or five years ago. Or is it a matter of wrong speed, 24 i.p.s instead of 16 i.p.s.?

The truncated Kino DVD version is, I suppose, the existing in the Kino shelves and released many years ago in VHS. That's very bad. (and the price of the DVD is 27 $ !).

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