Blizzard (1924)

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This romantic drama was one of several films that director Mauritz Stiller based on novels by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlof. Gunnar Hede (Einar Hansen) has inherited the musical talent of his grandfather, and plays the violin. His mother (Pauline Brunius), however, hates his playing because her father never earned much money at it. Gunnar leaves his mother to follow a traveling circus, which includes Ingrid (Mary Johnson), a pretty violin player. He travels to the north to secure a pack of reindeer, which he can bring south to make some money. Disaster strikes when one of the guides falls through the ice and the lead reindeer drags Gunnar through the snow for several miles. By time the time the rope binding him to the reindeer breaks, Gunnar has gone completely mad. His sanity is restored when he hears the sweet violin playing of Ingrid. By now, his mother has become more open-minded, and she welcomes both her son and Ingrid into her home.

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blizzard, boy, business, insanity, love, love-conquers-all, music, reindeer, revival [performance], violinist