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Villi Pohjola (1955)

Western spoof set in the "Wild North", the Finnish Lapland. A young woman whose gold-digger father was killed two years earlier thinks the killer was Tundra-Tauno. She goes after him but ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tapio Rautavaara ... Tundra-Tauno
Elina Pohjanpää ... Karin Turkka
Matti Oravisto ... Nimismies Kouta
Aino-Maija Tikkanen Aino-Maija Tikkanen ... Maija
Uljas Kandolin ... Kostaapeli Hurja
Leo Jokela ... Korttihuijari
Jalmari Parikka Jalmari Parikka ... Musta-Pekka
Matti Tamminen Matti Tamminen ... Pormestari Markus
Lasse Pöysti ... Kapakkapianisti
Pentti Viljanen Pentti Viljanen ... Hautausurakoitsija
Keijo Komppa Keijo Komppa ... Konna
Kauko Vuorensola Kauko Vuorensola ... Konna
Arttu Suuntala Arttu Suuntala ... Konna
Matti Lehtelä Matti Lehtelä ... Konna
Kauko Laurikainen Kauko Laurikainen ... Konna


Western spoof set in the "Wild North", the Finnish Lapland. A young woman whose gold-digger father was killed two years earlier thinks the killer was Tundra-Tauno. She goes after him but soon realizes that she may be wrong and that Tauno may not be such a repulsive character after all. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Release Date:

30 September 1955 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Den vilda norden See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsingin mlk, Finland See more »


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FIM 19,030,943 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fennada-Filmi See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Followed by Villin Pohjolan kulta (1963) See more »


Villi Pohjola
Composed by Harry Bergström
Lyrics by Asser Tervasmäki
Arranged by Harry Bergström
Performed by Tapio Rautavaara
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Happened in the wild north...
26 May 2011 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Karin Turkka comes to town of Utopila looking for the murderer of her gold-digger father.She believes the murderer is Tundra-Tauno.But is he? Villi Pohjola (1955) is a film directed and written by Aarne Tarkas.It's set in northern Finland, in a place you can't find on the map.The place looks a lot like wild west.Singer/actor, also athlete Tapio Rautavaara plays Tundra-Tauno.Elina Pohjanpää is Karin Turkka.Matti Oravisto portrays Nimismies.Aino-Maija Tikkanen is Maija.Uljas Kandolin is Konstaapeli Hurja.Leo Jokela plays the part of Korttihuijari.Jalmari Parikka is Musta-Pekka.Matti Tamminen is Pormestari Markus.Lasse Pöysti plays Kapakkapianisti.Pentti Viljanen is Undertaker.Matti Kuusla plays Villain.Irja Seikkula and Ritva Valkama portray prostitutes.Eila Pehkonen is Saloon girl.Toivo Mäkelä is Photographer.Leo Lastumäki plays Man in Utopila.Mauno Hyvönen is Pilot.Spede Pasanen is Mayor's henchman.Pentti Irjala is seen as Drunk.Sakari Jurkka works as Narrator.The movie has its flaws.For a comedy, a western parody this isn't funny enough.But it does work as a good adventure.

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