Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Anders Henrickson is both star and director of Blood och Eld. Though the title translates to Blood and Fire, the film itself is not quite as forbidding. It is in fact the saga of the Swedish Salvation Army, as seen through the eyes of a crusading do-gooder played by Henrickson. Inasmuch as the film was Henrickson's first effort since 1942, Blood och Eld was welcomed with open arms by critics and viewers alike, and was judged Sweden's best film of 1945 by several authoritative sources. American critics were not quite as impressed, dismissing the film as having regional appeal only.