The Master Detective Lives Dangerously

The Swedish movie Master Detective Lives Dangerously from 1957 is one of my all time favorites. The movie is based on Astrid Lindgrens book about the boy detective Kalle Blomkvist and she wrote the script as well. I really recommend it if you have not seen it yet. I do not even know how many times I have seen the movie.

War of the Roses

It is summer in Lillköping, Sweden, and Kalle, Anders and Eva-Lotta (The White Rose) battle against Sixten, Jonte and Benka (The Red Rose) in the war about a special stone. Their innocent game becomes serious when Eva-Lotta finds the old man Gren dead. She bumped into the killer right before that and she becomes the most important witness. It is not surprising that Master Detective Kalle Blomkvist ends up solving the murder mystery.

The Robber Language

The Robber Language was introduced in Astrid Lindgren’s books about Kalle Blomkvist, and The White Rose benefit from it in the movie. I am sure that I am not the only one who have used this code language as a child, or?

Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth Salander is based on Astrid Lindgrens Pippi Longstocking. Stieg Larsson also borrowed Kalle Blomkvist’s last name to the male main character of his books – Mikael Blomkvist – and in the Millenium books Swedish media sometimes nicknames him “Kalle”.

Original movie title in Swedish: Mästerdetektiven lever farligt

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