One Man's Faith

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One Man's Faith
Directed byHugo Hytönen
Nyrki Tapiovaara
Produced byErik Blomberg
Screenplay byFrans Eemil Sillanpää
Nyrki Tapiovaara
Based onMiehen tie by Frans Eemil Sillanpää
Music byGeorge de Godzinsky
CinematographyErik Blomberg
Edited byErik Blomberg
Release date
  • 1 September 1940 (1940-09-01)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryFinland
LanguageFinnish

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.[1]

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.[2]

It was released on 1 September 1940.[1]

Cast[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Miehen tie (1940)". Elonet (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  2. ^ Sundholm, John (2012). Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 366. ISBN 9780810855243.