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"A Man There Was" is a Northern drama. This film
illustrates the work of our star director Victor Sjöström (Seastrom).
Victor Seastrom is both the leading star of the film and its director. He was
successful in his native Sweden before making a career in the USA in
1924-1930. His Hollywood films are still copyrighted, this is why we show
you films from his previous years.
A sailor tries to bring food to his starving family by breaking through a
naval blockade, but is captured. The enemy captain ignores his pleas and he is
put in jail for years. Upon his return he is heartbroken to learn that his
family did not survive. Then when a ship is wrecked during a storm the sailor
rushes to help, but is astonished to find that same former captain fighting for
his life. The sailor now has a chance for revenge.
Victor Sjöström (Seastrom) Produced by
Charles Magnusson Scenario
Seastrom Based on
the poem by Henrik Ibsen Starring
Victor Seastrom, August Falck, Bergliot Husberg, Edith Erastoff Cinematography
J. Julius Distributed by Radiosoul
Films (US) Release date
April 25, 1920 (US) Running time
58 minutes Country
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