Victor Seastrom in The Springtime of Life 1912

   Victor Sjöström


Directed by                         Paul Garbagni
Produced by                       a branch of the French company Pathé Frères
Scenario by                         Paul Garbagni based on the novel by August Blanche
Cinematography                Julius Jaenzon
Starring                               Victor Sjöström, Selma Wiklund af Klercker, Mauritz Stiller, Georg af Klercker, Astrid Engelbrecht
Distributed by                    Pathé Frères
Release date                        1912
Running time                      57 min.
Country                               Sweden
Language                             Silent, Swedish intertitles, English subtitles


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"The Springtime of Life" is a drama starring Victor Sjöström (Seastrom), a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

    A little orphaned girl goes through many trials and tribulations before finding her place in life and her true love.

    The film stars Victor Sjöström and features Mauritz Stiller in acting roles. These two personalities in a few years would graduate to directing and become world famous through their masterpieces created both in Sweden and in Hollywood.
    Before WWI European cinema was the most advanced in the world and "The Springtime of Life" is an example of a very mature film from the early years of movie making.

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