Pippi Longstocking (1969 film)
The DVD cover
|Directed by||Olle Hellbom|
|Produced by||Ernst Liesenhoff
|Written by||Astrid Lindgren (novel)|
|Music by||John Powell|
|Edited by||Galtz Whuland|
|Distributed by||Beta Film
VidAmerica (Home Video)
|May 9, 1969 (West Germany)
December 25, 1973 (USA)
Pippi Longstocking (original Swedish title: Pippi Långstrump) is a 1969 Swedish movie, based on the eponymous children's books by Astrid Lindgren with the cast of the 1969 TV series Pippi Longstocking.
The film consisted of re-edited footage from the TV series. It was released in the USA in 1973.
A mysterious young girl, Pippi Longstocking, moves into the abandoned Villa Villekulla. The redheaded Pippi, living alone but for a monkey called Mr. Nilsson and her horse Little Old Man, befriends two neighboring children, Tommy and Annika. Soon inseparable companions, the three youngsters embark upon a series of colorful escapades, which turn the small Swedish town upside down. Local busybody Miss Prysselius schemes to have Pippi put into a children's home, and sets the town's bumbling cops Kling and Klang on her with riotous results!
- Inger Nilsson - Pippi Longstocking
- Maria Persson - Annika
- Pär Sundberg - Tommy
- Beppe Wolgers - Captain Efraim Longstocking
- Margot Trooger - Mrs. Prysselius
- Hans Clarin - Dunder-Karlsson
- Paul Esser - Blom
- Ulf G. Johnsson - Police Inspector Kling
- Göthe Grefbo - Police Inspector Klang
- Fredrik Ohlsson - Mr. Settergren
- Öllegård Wellton - Mrs. Settergren
- Staffan Hallerstam - Benke
In pop culture
Archive footage of Pippi Longstocking was shown in season five episode five of Gilmore Girls during a movie night at the "Black, White, & Read Theater" when Luke, Lorelai, Rory and Dean watch it while on a double date. Luke was the only one who had never seen the film before, causing Lorelai to dub him a "Pippi virgin." She and Rory scoffed at his question "Isn't it some kind of kids' movie?" and responded it was a classic of surrealism with forced acting.
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