Herr Arnes pengar (Sir Arne's Treasure)(Snows of Destiny)(The Three Who Were Doomed) (1919)

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Based on the novel by Selma Lagerlof, The Treasure of Arne (Herr Arnes Pingar) was taken over in mid-production from another director by the great Mauritz Stiller. Set in the 18th century, the story concerns three soldiers of fortune, imprisoned during a political uprising. Escaping from prison in the dead of winter, the soldiers exhibit their true bestial nature when, coming upon Arne's mansion, they loot and burn the place, killing its occupants. Only orphan girl Elsalill survives the slaughter. In a delirium, she attaches herself to one of the soldiers. What she doesn't know is that Arne's treasure, now in possession of the soldiers, carries a horrible curse. The story wends its serpentine way to a bizarre climax, in which Elsalill betrays her "lover" and suffers mightily as a result. The final, panoramic shot in Treasure of Arne is a real anthology piece, and as such has popped up time and again in documentaries on the Swedish film industry. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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NR
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Art House & International , Classics , Drama
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Cast

Mary Johnson
as Elsalill
Richard Lund
as Sir Archie
Wanda Rothgardt
as Herr Arne's Niece
Stina Berg
as Landlady
Axel Nilsson
as Torarin
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Critic Reviews for Herr Arnes pengar (Sir Arne's Treasure)(Snows of Destiny)(The Three Who Were Doomed)

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Full Review… | May 26, 2006
New York Times
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An essential addition to any DVD collection.

Full Review… | June 2, 2006
Slant Magazine

A landmark of the silent film era, Sir Arne's Treasure is the spiritual cousin of Greed and Sunrise.

Full Review… | June 2, 2006
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Herr Arnes pengar (Sir Arne's Treasure)(Snows of Destiny)(The Three Who Were Doomed)

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pretty spectacular wintry crime film from 1919 sweden, concerning some scottish mercenaries and their theft of a cursed treasure. when they seek to escape by sea, all the ships are locked in ice, leading to a rough justice

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