Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed in 1937, the Swedish En Sjoman Till Hast was released in America in 1941 under the title A Sailor on Horseback. The film is little more than a showcase for the singularly talented Scandinavian comedian Essy Persson, here cast as a rotund sea-cook named Lasse Borg. Rescuing fellow sailor Karl G. Bramberg (Karl-Arne Holmstein) during a shipwreck, Lasse makes his way to a lavish country estate, never suspecting that Karl is heir to the fabulous domicile. Also unaware of Karl's identity is conniving would-be heir Von Berger (Elvin Ottosen), who hires Lasse to pose as the long-missing heir, the better to gain control of the estate by proving Lasse's incompetence. By film's end, it is Lasse who has triumphed over the duplicitous Von Berger, while Karl has found romance with the villain's niece Paula (Ella Christianson).