A fisherman decides to retire and start a family, but the onset of the Napoleonic Wars jeopardizes his new brood's survival in a coastal village. Director Victor Sjöström (who also stars in the leading role) fully exploits Sweden's lush landscapes in the silent melodrama "A Man There Was," based on a poem by Ibsen. Edith Erastoff, August Falck co-star. Next, following her shopkeeper husband's death, a young mother (Hilda Borgström) is forced into the poorhouse and loses custody of her children in Sjöström's early masterwork "Ingeborg Holm." Aron Lindgren, Erik Lindholm co-star. 125 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.