Körkarlen (1958)

Sweden,
109m
35mm film, Agascope, black and white, 2.35:1
mono, Swedish

A Swedish horror film directed by Arne Mattsson.

Credits

Crew
Director: Arne Mattsson
Nordisk Tonefilm

Cast
Anita Björk
Ulla Jacobsson
George Fant

Alternative Titles

Ajomies – Finnish television title
Fuhrmann des Todes– West German title
Køresvenden – Danish title
The Phantom Carriage
Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness
– English language title

Remake of
Körkarlen (1921)
La Charrette fantôme (1939)

Press

1959
Variety 15 July 1959
[A]rty-type pic with a somewhat involved and confusing story-line. Slow in development, it is nicely photographed and directed. Commercially, its prospects must be restricted, but it will have some appeal to ardent cinema patrons who respect and admire the current Swedish trends in film-making. […] lt's largely an essay in despair and hope, but thanks to a fine cast is occasionally very moving. – from a review by Myro

References

Periodicals

  • Filmblätter no.28 (14 July 1950) p.768 – review
  • Die Filmwoche vol.14 no.11 (July 1959) p.11 – review
  • Scen och Salong vol.44 no.5 (May 1959) p.12 – article
  • Variety 15 July 1959 – review (by Myro)

Books