One Man's Faith
|One Man's Faith|
|Directed by||Hugo Hytönen|
|Produced by||Erik Blomberg|
|Screenplay by||Frans Eemil Sillanpää|
|Based on||Miehen tie by Frans Eemil Sillanpää|
|Music by||George de Godzinsky|
|Edited by||Erik Blomberg|
One Man's Faith (Finnish: Miehen tie) is a 1940 Finnish drama film directed by Hugo Hytönen and Nyrki Tapiovaara, starring Gunnar Hiilloskorpi, Mirjami Kuosmanen and Hytönen. It follows the downward spiral of the farmer Paavo after his wife dies in childbirth, her family reclaim their dowry and he resorts to drinking. It is based on the 1932 novel with the same title by Frans Eemil Sillanpää, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Tapiovaara.
The film was Tapiovaara's last. He left the film unfinished when he—after several rejections due to his political left-wing background—was accepted to the Finnish army and died in the Winter War. The film was finished by the producer Erik Blomberg, Blomberg's wife Kuosmanen and the actor and director Hytönen.
It was released on 1 September 1940.
- Gunnar Hiilloskorpi as Ahrolan Paavo
- Mirjami Kuosmanen as Vormiston Alma
- Hugo Hytönen as Vihtori Taatila
- Helvi Järveläinen as Hulda Tiirikka
- Annie Mörk as Granny
- Emmi Jurkka as Tussan Lyyti
- Onni Veijonen as Pietilän Iivari
- Hertta Leistén as Pälä's wife
- Simo Osa as Jaskari
- Jalmari Parikka as Pälä
- Arvi Tuomi as Otti
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