Eva (1949)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Filmed in 1948, Swedish filmmaker Gustav Molander's Eva gained an American release the following year. The eponymous Eva, played by Eva Stiberg, is the cast-off girlfriend of headstrong railroad engineer Bo (Birger Malmsten). When Bo's new bride is killed in a train accident, he returns to faithful Eva. Out of tragedy blossoms a new life for both hero and heroine. Unlike such previous Molander protegees as Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, Eva Stiberg did not go on to a particularly stellar career. Eva should not be confused with the 1962 French film of the same name, though both contain strikingly similar plot elements.



accident, bride, death, engineering, girlfriend, love, railroad, star-crossed-lovers, tragic-love