Basic facts

Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
Distribution title

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Line Producer
Production Manager
Director of Photography
Music
Art Director
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Unit Manager
First Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Musical Arrangement
Orchestra Leader
Costume Designer
Make-up Supervisor
Hair Stylist
Boom Operator
Titles
Other Crew

Cast

Rune Lindström Mats Ersson
Eivor Landström Marit Knutsdotter
Anders Henrikson Vår Herre
Holger Löwenadler kung Salomo
Gudrun Brost Salomos frilla
Emil Fjellström Gammel-Jerk, skomakare
Arnold Sjöstrand Juvas Anders, kurbitsmålare
Nils Gustafsson den blinde vid vägen
Hugo Björne profeten Elias
Torsten Winge Jonas
Erik Hell Jon Persson
Åke Claesson profeten Jeremias
Björn Berglund Josef, snickare
Inga-Lilly Forsström Jungru Maria
Lisskulla Jobs bondkvinnan
Anita Björk Anna, Garp Jespers dotter
- Ej krediterade:
Frithiof Hedvall profeten Jesajas
Gunnar Sjöberg Herrens ängel
Nils Ingels prästen i predikstolen
Berta Hall Jon Perssons hustru
Anders Nyström Per, Jon Perssons son, vallpojke
G.T. Wallén farfadern
Tekla Sjöblom Mats mor
Harry Ahlin Garp Jesper Ivarsson
Carl Deurell lagmannen
Josua Bengtson kyrkoherden, en tolvman i rätten
Torsten Lilliecrona Rackarn
Ernst Brunman värdshusvärden
Henrik Schildt soldaternas ledare
Frans Oscar Öberg prosten
Gösta Folke komministern
Anders Lindberg Mats Erssons kusk
Börje Mellvig ringaren i klockstapeln
Harald Wehlnor en tolvman i rätten
John Elfström en av Salomos män
Wiktor "Kulörten" Andersson dubbar Holger Löwenadlers sång i "Kung Salomos visa"
- Ej identifierade:
Helga Brofeldt en gumma
John Ericsson en bonde

Companies

Production Company AB Wivefilm
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) AB Wivefilm 1942
Distributor in Sweden (16 mm) AB Wivefilm 1944
Kyrkliga Filmbyrån 1946
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2017
Laboratory AB Kinocentralen

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 65226
Date 1944-10-10
Classification Allowed for all
Original length 1172 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 230-225-225-220-272 = 1172 m. Aktlängder: 230, 225, 225, 220, 272.


Censorship number 65226
Date 1942-12-18
Classification Allowed for all
Original length 2908 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 570-560-558-550-670 = 2908 m. I antalet kopior ingår åtminstone 4 stycken 16 mm-kopior. Bolaget lät förkorta filmen med 11 meter i akt 5, vilket godkändes av biografbyrån 1942-12-23. Aktlängder: 570-560-558-550-659 = 2897 m - 106 minuter. Aktlängder: 570, 560, 558, 550, 670.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Sound system Petersen-Poulsen, AGA-Baltic
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2908 meter
Length in minutes 106 min
Reels 5 rullar
Dialogue


Original work

Production location

1942-06-11 1942-08-13
(vinterbilder exteriört) 1942-03-28 1942-04-03
Filmstaden Råsunda Sweden (ateljé)
Heden Leksand Sweden
Sjugare by Leksand Sweden
Lövberg Sollerön Sweden
Plintsberg Leksand Sweden
Skeberg Leksand Sweden
Sätra Leksand Sweden
Tällberg Leksand Sweden
Yxbodarna Leksand Sweden
Siljans is Leksand Sweden
Kärlingberget Leksand Sweden
Leksands kyrka Leksand Sweden

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1942-12-21 Folkets Hus Fagersta Sweden 106 min
1942-12-21 Scania Malmö Sweden 106 min
1942-12-21 Röda Kvarn Stockholm Sweden 106 min
TV showing 1961-12-25 Sweden 102 min
1996-12-14 SVT2 Sweden 102 min
1999-05-22 SVT2 Sweden 102 min
First showing 1942-12-21 Folkets Hus Fagersta Sweden 106 min
1942-12-21 Scania Malmö Sweden 106 min
1942-12-21 Röda Kvarn Stockholm Sweden 106 min
Other showing 1942-12-19 Röda Kvarn Stockholm Sweden 106 min (välgörenhetsföreställning)
1947 Poland
1961 Poland (endast filmstudios)

Soundtrack listing

Original title I himmelen, i himmelen
Lyrics Laurentius Laurinus d.ä. (1622)
Singer kör


Original title Orgelpreludium


Original title Gånglåt från Mockfjärd


Original title När juldagsmorgon glimmar
Lyrics Abel Burckhardt (tysk text 1845)
- (okänd svensk översättare 1851)


Original title Nu är det jul igen ...
Musical Arrangement Martin Willert


Original title Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht!
Composer Franz Gruber (1818)
Lyrics Joseph Mohr (1818)
Oscar Mannström (svensk text 1915)
Musical Arrangement Mats Bergström


Original title Hosianna, Davids son
Composer Abbé Vogler (omkring 1795)
Singer kör


Original title Marias vaggvisa
Composer Lille Bror Söderlundh
Lyrics Rune Lindström
Singer Inga-Lilly Forsström


Original title Kung Salomos visa
Composer Lille Bror Söderlundh
Lyrics Rune Lindström
Singer Wiktor "Kulörten" Andersson (dubbar Holger Löwenadler)


Minns Ni? (1993) Citation included from Himlaspelet (1942)
Himlaspelet [trailer] (1942) Trailer to Himlaspelet (1942)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Item base Nitrate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 25


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2904


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2864


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2897


Element type Original picture negative opening titles
Item base Nitrate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Original picture negative
Item base Nitrate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2897


Element type Sound negative
Item base Nitrate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2897


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Tryckeri Kopia
Designed by Gösta Åberg


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690
Poster title ET SPIL ON VEJ-SOM TIL HIMLEN GAAR
Tryckeri Nornotryk


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title The road to heaven. Title list for England.
Extent 26 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title The road to heaven.
Extent 16 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Himlaspelet.
Extent 16 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Kringmaterial
Language Svenska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Ett spel om en väg som till himla bär.
Extent 140 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Synopsis
Script title The road that leads to heaven.
Extent 4 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Ett spel om en väg som till himla bär.
Extent 140 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Himlaspelet.
Extent 17 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title The play of heaven. Dialogues.
Extent 13 s.
Language Engelska


Holdings Stills

Black and white print SET
Behind the scenes prints 1
Album Yes


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language Franska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Svenska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Danish


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Svenska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Portuguese


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Tyska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Tyska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Danish


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Norwegian


Other manifestations of this work

Digitized

Technical specifications

Dialogue


Holdings Film

Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge DCP


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge ProRes


Element type Digitalt arkivmaterial
Gauge MAP


Element type Digitalt arkivmaterial
Gauge MAP


Element type Digital audio
Gauge WAV


Element type Digital audio
Gauge WAV


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