T.J. Särkkä

T.J. Särkkä

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1890-11-20 · Deathday: 1975-02-09 (84 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Mikkeli, Finland

234 Movies

Also Known As: T. J. Särkkä · Toivo Jalmari Särkkä · Toivo Hjalmar Silén · Toivo Mattila · T J Särkkä · Toivo J. Särkkä · Toivo Särkkä · Тойво Сярккя · Т.Й. Сярккя · Т. Й. Сярккя

Biography

Toivo Jalmari Särkkä (20 November 1890, Mikkeli – 9 February 1975, Helsinki), born Toivo Hjalmar Silén, was a Finnish film producer and director. He was CEO of the production company Suomen Filmiteollisuus.Before his career in filmmaking, Särkkä worked as a bank manager and chairman in Kotimainen Työ, an organization promoting Finnish work and products. After the death of Erkki Karu, founder and owner of Suomen Filmiteollisuus, Särkkä became the CEO thus producing 233 and directing 49 feature films.In 1965, when Finnish film industry was in difficulties due to the coming of television, Särkkä initiated bankruptcy of Suomen Filmiteollisuus. Films directed by Särkkä are e.g. Suomisen perhe, Helmikuun manifesti, Kulkurin valssi and Vaivaisukon morsian.Särkkä married Russian-Lithuanian Margariitta Beljavsky in 1914. They had one daughter.

Movies & TV shows

1963.

4 Movies
The Blackcock's Game

The Blackcock's Game

1963
In a comedy written and directed by Aarne Tarkas, Teerenpeli (1963), Jokinen's sisters Pirkko (Pirkko Mannola) and Brita (Brita Koivunen), who are tired of the waiter's life, go to Aulango together wi...
Gold of the Wild North

Gold of the Wild North

1963
A western set in the "Wild North".

1962.

10 Movies
The Boys

The Boys

1962
When Continuation War started in Summer 1941, German soldiers arrived to Oulu. With their charm they conquered women and town boys. Finnish boys communicated with them on many levels: had trades, work...
The Stolen Life

The Stolen Life

1962
A government official decides to steal a $25-million payroll and then fake his own death. However, in the process he is forced to kill an innocent bystander. He moves to a small rural village to start...
Mäki Moore World Championship

Mäki Moore World Championship

1962
A short documentary about the world championship match between Olli Mäki and Davey Moore

1961.

11 Movies
The Scarlet Dove

The Scarlet Dove

1961
Doctor Aitamaa is spending holiday with his family at their summer villa. He accidentally reads a letter that was meant to his wife. The letter is from another man. Aitamaa fallows his wife to the cit...
I Was a Poke's Wife

I Was a Poke's Wife

1961
While living separated, Mr Kaski finds out that her wife has written a book about their marriage. And the book is not very flattering in tone towards Mr Kaski and his abilities as a man.
Short by a million

Short by a million

1961
A manager of a company has made an embezzlement just to make the sweet life possible with his lover. The office manager promises to take the blame if the manager promises to behave better
Me

Me

1961
Preludes to Ecstasy

Preludes to Ecstasy

1961
While driving to his summer home, a married, middle-aged businessman picks up a young hitchhiker. He becomes his mistress after the night is over. Reino, the teenage son of a local storekeeper, begins...
Toivelauluja

Toivelauluja

1961
A film is about a song book.
Mink Coat

Mink Coat

1961
A story of a mink coat passing from one owner to another binding their fates.

1960.

12 Movies
Girl of the Snowbound Woods

Girl of the Snowbound Woods

1960
Wintery forest and stubborn 16 year old girl dazzle the teacher from Helsinki.
Pete & Runt, Negroes

Pete & Runt, Negroes

1960
Pete and Runt try to create a career as African dancers by misinterpreting a career choice machine.
The Teacheress Adventures

The Teacheress Adventures

1960
An uptight all-girl school teacher Leena Kataja stumbles upon a handsome artist Pertti Rinne who paints her face on a nude portrait, much to her chagrin. She is intent on keeping the painting out of c...
Inspector Palmu's Error

Inspector Palmu's Error

1960
A closed room mystery begins when an infamous tycoon is found dead in his bath tub. The famous police lieutenant Palmu is summoned to investigate.
Belated Wedding Night

Belated Wedding Night

1960
Otto and Kaija have celebrated their surprise wedding, but after a coctail party nothing between them is the same as Otto does not remember what actually happened, and the mess is ready.Otto's Americ...
Kaks' tavallista Lahtista

Kaks' tavallista Lahtista

1960
Directed by Ville Salminen and written by Reino Helismaa, the musical comedy film Kaks tavallista Lahtista (1960) tells the story of two friends about Usko (Tommi Rinne) and Toivo (Leif Wager), both o...

1959.

7 Movies
Kohtalo tekee siirron

Kohtalo tekee siirron

1959
Three brothers, all with their own problems that could be solved by money, try to come up with a plan to get they share of their uncle's fortune. Then a murder takes place and it is the job of a detec...
Kovaa peliä Pohjolassa

Kovaa peliä Pohjolassa

1959
An ex-finnish army officer Kari Kivi returns to Finland after 12 years of absence. He is quickly hired by a businessman named Östermalm to be his stand-in to escape the ring of spies threatening his ...
Ei ruumiita makuuhuoneeseen

Ei ruumiita makuuhuoneeseen

1959
Two Finnish PI:s are hunted by a gang specialized to counterfeit banknotes from Malaga to Finland and Mallorca and back. The counterfeit money printing plates are desperately searched by the gang and...

1958.

9 Movies
Blood on Our Hands

Blood on Our Hands

1958
After returning home from being a prisoner of war, Captain Viktor Aaltona (Jussi Jurkka) gets a job from his friend, Rolf Bergas (Tauno Palo) with whom he had served. The men trust each other until Vi...
Soldier Sven

Soldier Sven

1958
For six hundred years Sweden had controlled most of Finland until the war with Russia that ended in 1809, when Finland became a Grand Duchy of the Russian Czar. This period drama is set during that ea...

1957.

13 Movies
"1918"

"1918"

1957
Pastor Samuel Bro has lost his faith in God. He is in conflict with the Church Council and is rejected from his priesthood. He moves away to a different life.
The Cross and The Flame

The Cross and The Flame

1957
Set in early 16th century Finland, a knight Olavi Gideoninpoika meets Mirjam Raakelintytär and falls in love. Mirjami hides in a monastery disguised as a choir boy, but is revealed by a monk Rasmus, ...
Dark Love

Dark Love

1957
Dark Love (1957) is a drama directed by Edvin Laine, based on Väinö Linna's novel of the same name. Marjatta (Eeva-Kaarina Volanen) lives with her widowed father, Arttu Salmela (Edvin Laine), who work...
Miriam

Miriam

1957
After her aunts death, young Miriam gets a position with the Allnes family. They have a son, Hans. Miriam and Hans fall in love. But the Hans mother is jealous and disapprove.

1956.

2 Movies
Juha

Juha

1956
Juha lives together with younger woman Marja. Juha loves her but Marja seems to belong to somewhere else. Things get complicated when casanova Shemeikka arrives from strange lands and takes Marja away...

1955.

14 Movies
The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

1955
The summer of 1941 is here. An eastern-Finnish machine gun company gets an order to turn in their surplus equipment. The company is moving. The soldiers heard the sound of guns. The Finns are crossing...
Rakas lurjus

Rakas lurjus

1955
It is a time of extreme housing shortage in Helsinki. People with room in their flats are required either to find subtenants or to lodge anyone sent by the housing commission. Abel and Jussi Siimes, t...
The Doll Merchant

The Doll Merchant

1955
A wide-eyed doll salesman is mistaken for a bomb-wielding anarchist by the oppressive forces of the totalitarian state.
Kukonlaulusta kukonlauluun

Kukonlaulusta kukonlauluun

1955
"From rooster to rooster" - About a farm boy who leaves his sweetheart Eliina and moves to the city for a relationship with Laila, a summer guest at the farm.
Father's New and Ex

Father's New and Ex

1955
An architect, who has recently married a new, younger wife, tries to re-connect with his ex-wife, who is being courted by another man.
Pete and Runt as Park Nannies

Pete and Runt as Park Nannies

8
1955
Pete and Runt should get a job. They met an orphan boy named Otto while working as park nannies. At the same time the father Antti, who has returned from the sea, is looking for his son with Miss Raik...

1954.

13 Movies
Pete and Runt on the Trail of the Abominable Snowman

Pete and Runt on the Trail of the Abominable Snowman

1954
Pete and Runt travel to Lapland to hunt a snowman and take Justiina as a bait.
Opri

Opri

1954
Mä oksalla ylimmällä

Mä oksalla ylimmällä

1954
A fictional love story between famous composer Gabriel Linsén and opera singer Maria Sawina in 19th century Finland.
Aarne of Niskavuori

Aarne of Niskavuori

1954
Niskavuori's Aarne (Arne från Niskavuori) is a Finnish drama film from 1954. It is based on Hella Wuolijoki's play Niskavuori's Bread. In chronological order of the Niskavuori series, the film is the...
Hilma's Name Day

Hilma's Name Day

1954
The everyday life of the small village is mixed when a fire breaks out the night after the party. The cooperative manager and fire manager alerts the young judge Heiki to the extinguishing work, but d...
Blue Week

Blue Week

1954
A drama about three people. After a weekend of dancing and camping on a recreation island near the city, a young factory worker decides to stay and cut work for a day. A beautiful woman is sunbathing ...

1953.

12 Movies
The Girl from Moon Bridge

The Girl from Moon Bridge

1953
A widow and a husband tired of a loveless marriage rekindle the attraction they shared in their youth.
Pete Blockhead Takes a Vacation

Pete Blockhead Takes a Vacation

1953
The real estate agent tricks Pekka into buying a villa when he is given the task of renting a summer place.
The Milkmaid

The Milkmaid

1953
Based on a short story by Johannes Linnankoski. A story of a milkmaid that falls in love with a student on holiday
Me tulemme taas

Me tulemme taas

1953
"You Command Me" - About four raftsmen seeking romance with a widow and her two attractive daughters.
Jälkeen syntiinlankeemuksen

Jälkeen syntiinlankeemuksen

1953
"After the Fall" - Schoolboy Klaus Toivola is convicted of theft and sent to prison. At his release Klaus feels that his life has changed a lot. Despite all his hardship and difficulties he keeps up h...
Song of Warsaw

Song of Warsaw

1953
A cynical tale of two liquor smugglers, who struggle with life, love and lust. A seedy love triangle is unavoidable.
Gold and Glory

Gold and Glory

1953
A second part of a documentary covering the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.
Pete Blockhead

Pete Blockhead

1953
Pete and Runt set up a kindergarten at their home and end up taking care of a kidnapped baby.

1952.

11 Movies
Where the World Meets

Where the World Meets

1952
A first part of a documentary on the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.
Ferryboat Romance

Ferryboat Romance

1952
Ferryboat Romance was the feature film directing debut of renowned Finnish actor Thure Bahne, who had been a mainstay in Finnish cinema since the 1930s. The film has the stunning journalist Sanni (Tui...
Mr. Coolman from the Wild West

Mr. Coolman from the Wild West

1952
Coal miner Esaias Coolman returns to Finland from his working years in America.
The Price of one Night

The Price of one Night

1952
The streets of Helsinki, Finland, at night. Violence mixed with incidents and everyday life. Reported by police officers on the graveyard shift.

1951.

9 Movies
At the Rovaniemi Market

At the Rovaniemi Market

1951
Based on a song by the same name. It was the Genre Popularizer for the Rillumarei film and live entertainment genre that drew from the musical couplet genre of light, cleverly written, often satirical...
Rion yö

Rion yö

1951
Three sailors rescue Carmen, who has been caught in the clutches of the white slave trade, and also manage to destroy the drug
The Radio Burglary

The Radio Burglary

1951
Eager young radio reporter Teräsvuori stages a one-man burglary into the Helsinki Art Museum, recorded on tape for a later broadcast by his friend Laakso. Things go awry when a gang of real criminals ...

1950.

8 Movies
Love North of the Arctic Circle

Love North of the Arctic Circle

1950
Young woman flies to Lapland together with her father and his new female friend whom the daughter dislikes. On a lonely skiing-trip across the vast wilderness, the young lady ends up in a shack inhabi...
Maija löytää sävelen

Maija löytää sävelen

1950
Directed by Matti Kassila, Maija Finds a Tune (1950) is a music-filled drama comedy. Concertmaster Orasto (Arvo Lehesmaa) and his pianist spouse Elna (Rakel Laakso) hire Maija (Leena Häkinen), who has...
Katarina kaunis leski

Katarina kaunis leski

1950
Finland late 1700's. After Katarina Thorwöst becomes a widow, there are many suitors, but her heart belongs to the fencing teacher lieutenant Carl-Magnus Schildt.
Köyhä laulaja

Köyhä laulaja

1950
Directed by Ville Salminen and written by Lauri Yrjänä or author Toivo Kauppinen, The Poor Singer (1950) is a romantic comedy with music.. Sisters Irma (Sirkka Sipilä) and Airi Ranta's (Sirkka Hirvone...
Tanssi yli hautojen

Tanssi yli hautojen

1950
In the early 1800s, Finnish governor's daughter first detests but soon falls in love with Russian Czar Alexander I who has just taken Finland over from Sweden's rule.

1949.

9 Movies
Pikku pelimannista viulun kuninkaaksi

Pikku pelimannista viulun kuninkaaksi

1949
Directed by Toivo Särkä, the music-filled drama Little Gymph to the King of the Violin (1949) tells the story of Olavi (Heimo Haitto), who, after arriving at an orphanage, sets out in search of his mo...
Orpopojan valssi

Orpopojan valssi

1949
The Waltz of an Orphan (1949) is a biographical film J directed and staged by Ville Salminen.. From Alfred Tanner (Sakari Halonen) and his path through the career of a failed builder to a highly succe...
Isäntä soittaa hanuria

Isäntä soittaa hanuria

1949
Matti Kassila's directorial debut, musical comedy The Master Plays the Accordion (1949) based on a play and novel by Tatu Pekkarinen. In Peräkylä, Hurula's mistress (Siiri Angerkoski) has forbidden he...
Prinsessa Ruusunen

Prinsessa Ruusunen

1949
A Finnish Sleeping Beauty adaptation directed by Edvin Laine in 1949.
Professor Masa

Professor Masa

1949
A comedy about a social studies professor opposing a dockworkers strike ending up working at the docks by mistake and having his worldview turn upside down.
Serenaadiluutnantti

Serenaadiluutnantti

1949
Directed by Ossi Elstelä and written by Topias or Toivo Kauppinen, the Serenade Lieutenant (1949) is a musical-filled military farce.. The music for the film was composed by Toivo Kärki and lyrics by ...
Aaltoska orkaniseeraa

Aaltoska orkaniseeraa

1949
An adventure comedy directed by Edvin Laine and written by Topias or Toivo Kauppinen.
Katupeilin takana

Katupeilin takana

1949
Directed by Toivo Särkä and written by Serpi on the basis of his play of the same name Behind the Street Mirror (1949) is an idyllic epoch and a romantic comedy about the life of a wealthy bourgeois f...

1948.

9 Movies
Kalle Aaltosen morsian

Kalle Aaltosen morsian

1948
The S/S Vellamo heads to Alexandria with Kaarina, the daughter of the ship's owner Hallerman, on board. As Kaarina trades places with the family's housekeeper Marja, first mate Yrjö takes a liking to ...

1947.

7 Movies

1946.

3 Movies
Kirkastuva sävel

Kirkastuva sävel

1946
Brightening Tone (1946) is a music film with comedic tones, directed by Edvin Laine and written by Olavi Vesistö, composed by Heikki Aaltoila. The film tells the story of the life of Eero Merjanen (Ka...
Nuoruus sumussa

Nuoruus sumussa

1946
"Youth Astray" - About three young men trying to find a place in society after the war.

1945.

6 Movies
Nokea ja kultaa

Nokea ja kultaa

1945
Soot and Gold
Vain sinulle

Vain sinulle

1945
Only for you
Ristikon varjossa

Ristikon varjossa

1945
Directed by Edvin Laine, the drama In the Shadow of the Cross (1945) is based on a screenplay by Olavi Vesistö, editor Olavi Veistäjä.. In the story in Helsinki, Lauri Haapa (Edvin Laine) and Anna Kau...
Olli pulls a Surprise

Olli pulls a Surprise

1945
Olli Suominen goes through the usual troubles of a teenager. After being in the war he is trying to find his place in the society. And the relations with his family is in turmoil. He also finds the sw...

1944.

8 Movies
Male Model

Male Model

1944
A romantic comedy about a writer coming back to Finland is bored with the High Society life and starts a modeling job for a young and beautiful painter Ilona. Dressed as a vagabond, he soon starts to...
Anja tule kotiin

Anja tule kotiin

1944
Mauri Miettinen and his wife Anja are living in a happy marriage. Everything changes when Mauri's old acquaintance comes to visit and threatens to reveal Anja's dark past.
The Woman Is the Trump

The Woman Is the Trump

1944
A famous operette star Kirsti Kalpa escapes her busy and selfish fiance and hides as maid to house of 3 bachelors ( professor, composer and butler) , who basically hate women.
Sylvi

Sylvi

1944
Suomisen Olli rakastuu

Suomisen Olli rakastuu

1944
Olli Suominen fancies his teacher and other shenanigans.

1943.

9 Movies
Nuoria ihmisiä

Nuoria ihmisiä

1943
Story about young adults in 40's
White Roses

White Roses

1943
The uncredited adaptation of Stefan Zweig's novel (1922), made five years before Max Ophüls' more widely recognized Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948).
Katariina ja Munkkiniemen kreivi

Katariina ja Munkkiniemen kreivi

1943
Wager is Count Mauritz Armborg, the young master of the estate. Linnanheimo plays Katariina (Catherine) the nanny to Mauritz's nieces and nephews. The two fall in love and decide to escape to Italy vi...
Tuomari Martta

Tuomari Martta

1943
Judge Martha

1942.

9 Movies
Uuteen elämään

Uuteen elämään

1942
Remake of a Swedish film.
Avioliittoyhtiö

Avioliittoyhtiö

1942
Remake of a Swedish film.
The Wheel of Chance

The Wheel of Chance

1942
A young man was raised in an orphanage. Kauko went to work as a store help. Kauko expects living in the big city to be easy, but it isn't.
August järjestää kaiken

August järjestää kaiken

1942
Bank manager wants to hire younger employees. Fired cashier decides to teach him a lesson.
Puck

Puck

1942
Liisa and the renowned composer Raimo Kaarna are fond of each other, but in Kaarna's family history, everyone does not accept the relationship. In addition, Liisa has her own doubts, and a secret that...

1941.

9 Movies
Suomisen perhe

Suomisen perhe

1941
The film takes place in the summer and spring of 1940. Isä, the father, gets involved in the stock market and threatens the livelihood of the family.
Kaivopuiston kaunis Regina

Kaivopuiston kaunis Regina

1941
At the eve of Crimean war orphaned Regina lives with her grandmother in a small cabin near a lavish villa. As the summer approaches there is great anticipation of a big ball to be held.
Kulkurin valssi

Kulkurin valssi

1941
St.Petersburg, 1830. An arrogant Finnish baron is playing cards with a Russian officer. Needless to say, the Finn wins and the Russian gets extremely annoyed. The situation is not helped by the fact t...
Onnellinen ministeri

Onnellinen ministeri

1941
Tauno Palo plays an artist who bases a painting for a revealing lingerie ad on a photo of a girl he had found torn from a magazine, not knowing that the girl is in fact the daughter of the Finnish min...

1940.

8 Movies
Lapseni on minun...

Lapseni on minun...

1940
Elsa lives in a childless marriage. But she longs for a baby. She is drawn to a man that could be the father of her long awaited child.
Lapatossu & Vinski's Department Store

Lapatossu & Vinski's Department Store

1940
A Finnish comedy film from 1940. The third in the "Lapatossu" trilogy.
SF-Parade

SF-Parade

1940
Love story between taxi driver and travel guide in the form of musical.
Runon kuningas ja muuttolintu

Runon kuningas ja muuttolintu

1940
A poet finds a new muse in young woman.

1939.

9 Movies
Lapatossu ja Vinski olympia-kuumeessa

Lapatossu ja Vinski olympia-kuumeessa

1939
A Finnish comedy film from 1939. The second in the "Lapatossu" trilogy.
Helmikuun manifesti

Helmikuun manifesti

1939
February Manifesto was Yrjö Norta's and Toivo Särkkä's Finnish movie from 1939. It is a Finnish historical drama about developing independency based on book of the writer Mika Waltari. Movie Starring ...
Seitsemän veljestä

Seitsemän veljestä

1939
Based on a novel by Aleksis Kivi. Follows the story of seven brothers of Jukola in 19th century Finland.

1938.

6 Movies

1937.

4 Movies
Lapatossu

Lapatossu

1937
A Finnish comedy film from 1937. The first in the "Lapatossu" trilogy.

1936.

3 Movies
Kaikenlaisia vieraita

Kaikenlaisia vieraita

1936
Young heiress' spendthrift nephew turns her manor into a boarding house for the summer. Suddenly the heiress returns...
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