Lars Hanson


Actor

About

Birth Place
Sweden
Born
July 26, 1886
Died
April 08, 1965

Biography

Handsome, expressive Swedish actor who came to the USA in the 1920s, co-starring with such actresses as Lillian Gish ("The Scarlet Letter," "The Wind") and Greta Garbo ("Flesh and the Devil") before returning to his native land at the dawn of the talkie era. He enjoyed continued success in both stage and films in Sweden....

Family & Companions

Karin Molander
Companion
Actor.

Biography

Handsome, expressive Swedish actor who came to the USA in the 1920s, co-starring with such actresses as Lillian Gish ("The Scarlet Letter," "The Wind") and Greta Garbo ("Flesh and the Devil") before returning to his native land at the dawn of the talkie era. He enjoyed continued success in both stage and films in Sweden.

Life Events

Photo Collections

Flesh and the Devil - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Flesh and the Devil (1926), starring Greta Garbo and John Gilbert and directed by Clarence Brown.

Videos

Movie Clip

Flesh And The Devil (1926) - You'd Better Stay And Nurse Him Only the absence of top-billed John Gilbert (as turn-of-the-century German soldier Leo) has been established, his buddy Ulrich (Lars Hanson) attempting to cover at roll call, then the star appearing just in time, early in Flesh And The Devil, 1926, also starring Greta Garbo.
Flesh And The Devil (1926) - I'll Eat You In Two Small Bites As German army pals Ulrich (Lars Hanson) and Leo (John Gilbert) arrive on the train, sister Herta (Barbara Kent) is dismissed, followed by the first encounter with the dazzling Felicitas (Greta Garbo, in her star-making role) in Flesh And The Devil, 1926.
Wind, The (1928) - Lillian Gish Introduction Lillian Gish turned 90 in 1983, the year she made this introduction to Victor Seastrom's celebrated 1928 film The Wind, her version of her own agency never in dispute.
Wind, The (1928) - Ghost Horse Southern Letty (Lillian Gish) on her trip west to visit cousin Cora (Dorothy Cumming), getting a lift from cowboy Lige (Lars Hanson), with fantasy, then getting on too well with Cora's husband Bev (Edward Earle), early in Victor Seastrom's The Wind, 1928.
Wind, The (1928) - Awful Forsaken Place Out of town Letty (Lillian Gish) dressed up for the dance, cowboys Sourdough (William Orlamond) and Lige (Lars Hanson) both making unlikely bids for her hand, the more viable Roddy (Montagu Love) getting closer, when a storm blows up, in Victor Seastrom's The Wind, 1928.
Wind, The (1928) - You've Been My Wife A Whole Hour Desperate Southerner Letty (MGM star Lillian Gish, who wrote the story outline herself), having alienated the Western relatives she was visiting, has just married rough-hewn cowboy Lige (Lars Hanson) and appears unready for the ramifications, in The Wind, 1928, directed by Victor Sjostrom.
Captain Salvation (1927) - Down Sea From Boston Opening, fictional 1840 New England, we meet Mary (Marceline Day), her reverend-father (Jay Hunt) and star Lars Hanson, the Swede imported by Lillian Gish to co-star in The Scarlet Letter, playing a seafaring divinity student, plus his grumpy ship-owner uncle (Sam De Grasse), in MGM's Captain Salvation, 1927.
Captain Salvation (1927) - Waterfront Jezebel MGM roars a silent Nor'easter into 1840 New England, among those rescued is de-facto leading lady Pauline Starke as "Bess Morgan," and nobody cares about her except the leading man Lars Hanson, as sailor and ministry student "Anson," his girlfriend Mary (Marceline Day) confused, in Captain Salvation, 1927.
Scarlet Letter, The (1926) - What Art Thou Hiding? Having established local edicts about ladies' undergarments, Hester Prynne (Lilian Gish) doing her laundry alone, discovered by shy but enchanted Reverend Dimmesdale (Lars Hanson), in Victor Seastrom's The Scarlet Letter, 1926, from the Hawthorne novel.
Scarlet Letter, The (1926) - Stern, Unforgiving People Following the credits, introduction of the nameless New England Puritan village and it's people, and the Reverend Dimmesdae (Lars Hanson), in the 1926 MGM Victor Seastrom (really Sjostrom) production of The Scarlet Letter.
Scarlet Letter, The (1926) - Hester Prynne's Bird Scenes introducing Hester Prynne (Lillian Gish), depicting events not covered in the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel, disapproval led by Mistress Hibbins (Marcelle Corday), in MGM's The Scarlet Letter, 1926.

Companions

Karin Molander
Companion
Actor.

Bibliography