Monday, June 23, 2014

Photo of the Day

Kalervo Nissilä is the handsome hero in THE MAN OF 100 SWORDS (Sadan Miekan Mies, 1951)

This is a solid Finnish Swashbuckler with good production values and great sword fights. Kalervo Nissilä is one expressive actor.

Thanks to Boris for finding the title.

(This is a screenshot of a mysterious Finnish swashbuckler I have in my collection and I have no further info on it. The film doesn't have any opening or closing credits. There are no English subs. It does have a inter-title at the beginning explaining what it's about and it 's about Gustav II Adolf. That's all I know about it. If anyone has any info on this film please let me know)

4 comments:

Hal Pinter said...

Searching IMNb for the character Gustav II Adolf in films, I found a film called "En Aventyrare" (Adventurer) a Swedish Film from 1942 with Sture Lagerwall. Couldn't find any photos from the film.. only Film Posters on Google. Looks close to what you are looking for.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Thanks Hal

I did find that title during my search but the mystery film looks to be more late 1940s - early 1950s, not early 1940s. Also I can't find Sture Lagerwall in the film but he might be in heavy makeup (fake nose and all).

The inter-title is in Finnish and I used Google translate via Finnish > English and it translated. I don't know if it's a Finnish version of a Swedish film or a Finnish film.

I need a screenshot from "En Aventyrare" to compare.

Boris said...

Seems to be "Sadan miekan mies" ("The Man of 100 swords") from 1951, see
http://www.elonet.fi/fi/elokuva/122603
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadan_miekan_mies
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0127265/

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Yes, that's it! Thanks Boris.