Re: Herr Arnes pengar

Delin, Peter (
Fri, 30 Nov 2001 04:20:46 -0800 (PST)

Dear Eileen,

according Gobble's Complete Index to World Film it's the same title,
made by Mauritz Stiller in 1919. There doesn't exist another film with a
similar title made at this period. Different title versions are: Sir
Arne's Treasure, The treasure of Arne, Snows of Destiny (UK) and Three
who were doomed (US). Length was 2219 m = 7280 ft. So the version of 106
min. seems to be the complete one according to a projection speed of 18
frames per sec. for silent film. The other one probably is edited.

With kind regards

Peter Delin/Videolektorat
Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin

"Karsten, Eileen" schrieb:
> Does anybody know the history of this silent film? I have two videos with
> similar titles and the same story line. One is called Herr Arnes pengar =
> Sir Arne's treasure (106 min.) released by Foreign Film Classics. The other
> is called The house of Arne on tape, cassette is labeled The treasure of
> Arne (approx. 40 min.) released by Hollywood Attic. They both have the note
> "Originally produced as a motion picture in Sweden in 1919". The first has
> Swedish subtitles and the second English. Should I assume that the second
> is an edited down version of the first?
> Thank you for any help you can provide.
> Eileen Karsten
> Head of Technical Services
> North Park University
> Brandel Library
> 3225 W. Foster Ave.
> Chicago, IL 60625
> 1-773-244-5585