Plot & Details
The English-language title of this Swedish slapstick comedy is Poor Little Sven. The star is Nils Poppe, hailed in some circles as the Swedish Charlie Chaplin but comporting himself herein more like Buster Keaton. Based on the British operetta "Mr. Cinders," the story finds the bethumped Mr. Poppe winning both financial success and the girl of his dreams, while flattening the stock of his pompous enemies. Scandinavian audiences, already predisposed to enjoy the film, were further delighted by its splendid color photography. But comedy doesn't always survive a sea change, which may be why Stackers Lille Sven wasn't released in the U.S.