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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 34 min.


There was very little in Lovisa that held appeal for a general American audience in 1947. In Finland, however, it was a different story: the film's star was Tauno Palo, the top Finnish box-office attraction of the era. Accordingly, the scripters played safe with a tailor-made vehicle for Palo, combining equal but generous portions of romance and sentiment. As a result, while Palo comes off quite well, his supporting cast suffers from neglect. Still, audiences didn't complain, not even about Lovisa's...more