Lasse-Maja (1943)

Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Sweden   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Though American filmgoers were denied the pleasures of European films during WWII, there were no limits so far as imports from neutral Sweden were concerned. Set in the 19th century, Lasse-Maja is a tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler, with Sture Lagerwall as the title character. By day a humble and seemingly dimwitted cook, Lasse-Maja does the "Robin Hood" bit under cover of night. Of interest is the fact that the hero frequently dons female attire when committing his robberies (even Errol Flynn stopped short of this!) Liane Linden co-stars as the lively heroine, who loves Lasse-Maja even after the dashing rogue steals from her own father.