Heritage of Bjorndal (1960)
1h 36min · Drama · 28 October 1960
After all the drama in "Und Ewig Singen die Wälder", the surviving second son and heir, Dag junior, father of the next heir, lays his father in his grave. The former castle estate steward feared to be thrown out with his retarded son Lorenz, but is offered management again, and a new house for him and Adelheids's old aunt Eleonore Barre, the sister of Dag's now in-living father-in-law, Royal Guards Major Henrik a.D. Barre, who will tend to Bjorndal estate's bookkeeping. Dag is fair for his tenants, while hard for those who try to cheat him, and gives employ to hapless Gunvor, till her husband writes her sprung from jail, so she admits having been charged with the same murder as he; Dag finds and gets rid of her husband who tells him she was unfaithful with the victim, a rich apothecary in the city; paid off to leave for suggesting -perhaps truthfully- her baby is Henriks, showing the treasured ring the major once receives from a royal chamberlain, Gunvor takes revenge by breaking a window so his infant dies from the icy wind, while Adelheid worried what caused this nightly haste. After the funeral Eleonore convinces Adelheid happiness can only return after making up with Dag, and sends her brother to Dag, who warns him he can't continue taking the blame in his wife's eyes; the Major shoots himself, leaving a letter about his guilt. Years later the couple has other children; the wood business is good, exporting to Britain. Eleonore adopts orphan girl Barbara. When the flood causes logs to clog up in the river requiring an explosion, Lorenz takes Barabara for a coach drive and they jump in a boat; Dag jumps in at the last moment, but the logs catch up, only the girl gets safe ashore and becomes son Dag III's sweetheart...
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Director(s): Gustav UcickyCast: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Brigitte Horney, Joachim Hansen