Gustaf Molander
Date of Birth
Nov 18, 1888
Birth Place:
Helsinki, Finland

Biography

Swedish filmmaker Gustaf Molander is best known outside his native country for Intermezzo (1936), a romantic outing that launched the international career of his discovery, Ingrid Bergman. Molander started out as an actor in Finnish and Swedish stage productions in 1911 following formal training at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theater. He began co-writing scripts in 1916 and worked closely with filmmakers Sjöström and Stiller. Molander made his directorial debut in 1920 and continued writing his own scripts and directing films through the early '70s. Karin Molander, his first wife, was a popular star of silent films. His younger brother, Olof Molander, also became a filmmaker. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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