Plot & Details
Sigurd Wallen is both star and director of the Swedish domestic drama Familjen Andersson. Wallen plays Kalle Andersson, the laundry-owner patriarch of the titular family. Kalle's social-climbing wife Maria (Elsa Carlsson), hoping to emulate her wealthier relatives, begins spending money with reckless abandon, hoping to buy her way into high-society. On the verge of bankruptcy, Kalle decides to teach his wife a lesson by forcing her to assume control of the family business. Way out of her depth in matters of finance and maintenance, Maria is only too happy to return to her previous middle-class existence. Suffice to say that this film is very dated.