Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Based on a stage play by popular Danish pulp writer Morten Korch, Affæren i Mølleby harked back to the bucolic days of good-hearted but poor gentlefolks, nasty poachers, and even nastier industrialists, a black or white universe with no space for grey areas. The heroes this time are a poetry-writing civil servant (Ove Sprogøe) and a folksy mayor (Korch regular Paul Reichardt) who join forces to defeat the encroaching modern age, here personified by a mining conglomerate. The ensemble cast played the hoary old plot almost completely straight this time and the film became a hit for 70-year-old Nordisk Film.
bad-guy, good-guy, homestead, land-scheme, robbery