Jazzgossen (1958) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2017.

Subject

Fictionalized Swedish show business history from ca. 1922, when the song Jazzgossen got its Swedish lyrics, until WW2.

Commentary

Obtuse. The intradiegetic “newsreel” summarizing several years of period history is particularly hard to swallow in a musical comedy, and the drama is weak for Ekman. Karl Gerhard performs several of his own songs, including “Den ökända hästen från Troja” in an extradiegetic scene, standing in front of bright Nazi banners in an otherwise black void, his voice competing with Hitler’s.

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