(Tuevo Tulio, 1940).
An innocent servant girl (Sirkka Salonen, Miss Europe 1938) pays for a few moments of love with years of unwarranted suffering. There’s a child born out of wedlock—and stolen. Malicious neighbors accuse the heroine of drowning her baby. She’s found guilty in court and sent to prison. Angelina Jolie has nothing on this, although, for all that, the movie—by Finnish melodrama maestro Tuevo Tulia—has an uncharacteristically happy ending.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 5, 2008