Axel Stig Hansson (11 June 1900 – 29 October 1968), known professionally as Jules Sylvain, was a Swedish composer, screenwriter and musician.Sylvain was born in Stockholm to actor Axel Hansson and actress and pedagog Valborg Hansson. At the age of 11, Sylvain began studying music at Lundsbergs boarding school but ran away from the school after four years. He studied piano lessons at Musikaliska Akademien between 1918 and 1920 and then continued to study at Music high school in Weimar between 1920 and 1922. He got his first income in 1918 as a café pianist in Stockholm. After that he worked as a musician in Germany for a few years. At his home coming in 1923 he made a name for himself at Kristallsalongen with the melodi Det är den dagliga dosisen som gör'et. During 1925 until 1928, Sylvain was employed as a chapel master for Karl Gerhard and composed a number of the singers songs.As soon as the sound-film became established Sylvain started composing film music the first melody was Säg det i toner 1929, he was also for several years a musical advisor for Svensk Filmindustri. Sylvain composed several operetes the most known one is Zorina which had its premiere at the Stockholmsoperan in 1943. Sylvain also re-worked the music for the opera "Glada Änkan" for its relaunch in 1931.It is not completely known as to why Stig Hansson became Jules Sylvain sometime during the 1920s. One theory is that it was Ernst Rolf who thought that a successful composer could not have such a regular name as Stig Hansson. Another theory is that he looked in a lexicon and got his eyes on the French composer with the name Sylvain and then combined the first name of his youth favourite author Jules Verne. Another is that he admired the French composer Maurice Yvain, and because of that wanted a name that sounded similar.
Movies & TV shows
91:an Karlsson muckar (tror han)
In the last film of the original 91 film series two letters - one written in spite and another in love - end up in the wrong hands, while 91 and 87 as usual try to avoid ending up in military arrest.
Får jag låna din fru?
Bertil Lund works at the wholesaling company Everything for the Baby. The supervisor Fredriksson is considering promoting him to vice-president but there is one obstacle: Bertil is yet unmarried and i...
Dance on Roses
There is a dancer at the Lilla Teatern. The existence of the theatre is in danger. The owner of the theatre is in love with Marianne. After a few problems, the actors set up a show that will decide th...
A collection of human stories from the streets of Stockholm. Taxi 13 becomes the link between them. One night a taxi driver disappears.
Flottans glada gossar
One of Ekman's employees, Lasse Alm, was sent to do the military rehearsals course for him. Ekman has to do the same thing as Alm on the same boat. Ekman learns that his wife's ex-husband is the capta...
Brudar och bollar
Two ordinary fellows dream of playing the big matches in a football league and try to find a way to make it happen.
Fredrik seduces the office girl Anna. She becomes helplessly passionately in love. Fredrik cheat Anna of all her savings. He intends to manufacture beauty products. To market the product he forge the ...
Försök inte med mej..!
Björn Norell, a bookish assistant to an art dealer, is fired because of his inability to find the third of a trio of Buddha statues. In order to get his job back, Norell, goes on a hunt to find it in ...
Olga Sundblom has alone after the divorce the custody of the son Krister. He has trouble of controlling himself. He cheats in school, smokes in the bed and is generally unbearable. He is send to Granb...
Hilda Granström has a ladies tailoring shop. Her husband Richard is a cellist in the Opera Orchestra. Their three daughters are helping out in Hilda's shop. Richard's 80-year-old mother, who once was ...
Harald Handfaste is a 15th century Swedish Robin Hood, who fights against foreign oppression. He becomes the leader of a band of highwaymen and they start dealing with the evil bailiff. However, the b...
Vilhelm and his wife have a child, as well as a grumpy housemaid who doesn't hesitate to give her opinion on how they behave as parents. A scholarship is arranged for Vilhelm so he can return to his s...
100 dragspel och en flicka
Competitions try to get their hands on an improved accordion developed by partners Ville and Rulle.
I som här inträden...
A drama about revenge, lies and destruction. Tomas was subjected to a woman's revenge. Mrta Palm is his boss's wife. Tomas is accused of abusing Mrs.Palm. She says that Tomas's wife is a drug user. He...
Maria på Kvarngården
Maria is a waitress at a local restaurant when an older man propose to her. She is a bit skeptical but agrees to marry him and become the mistress of his estate Kvarngården. Maria had a son which she ...
Three cab drivers try to adjust to their new lifestyles after winning a big sum of money.
A journalist called Sussie is having a word feud with a self centered author. The author needs a new house keeper after his divorce. Sussie takes the job with the intent to dig up some dirt, because s...
På liv och död
Thriller set in northern Sweden during WWII where a regiment of ski-borne soldiers and guests in a tourist hotel experience and investigate acts of treason.
Young woman Marta dreams of a better future and leaves her parent's cabbage patch and move to Stockholm. Waiting tables doesn't pay nearly enough and she soon finds herself working the streets. Her te...
I mörkaste Småland
Albert Engström's anecdotes of Småland have been put together to make a comedy film about Johannes and Cornelius, two smallholding farmers and best friends.
Vi mötte stormen
Documentary footage mixed with acted scenes portray events of the Second World War from a Swedish perspective.
The trio Erik, Arne and Ingrid have been friends since childhood, the two boys always competing for the affection of Ingrid. At the naval academy Erik gets into a fistfight and is expelled, to instead...
Hans majestäts rival
A young man returns home after being in Italy on a scholarship from the Swedish king. He fell in love with an opera singer on his way home. Eva expects him to come home any day.
The Sin of Anna Lans
A female soldier talks about her life at a meeting.
A doctor thinks he killed a patient on the operating table in a hospital drama.
Sextuplets have been rumored to have been born by a local newspaper editor. It is only two sets of twins.
In this film adapted from Vilhelm Moberg's novel, a peasant uprising ensues as an outlaw farmer refuses to pay taxes.
The idle rich have their own particular problems. Case in point, Georg and Monika Hedberg were once poor and happy but since Georg became an established painter family bliss has decreased for every fu...
Venice Film Festival 1942
A lonely fisherman drowns and his elderly brother Efraim is left to do an inventory of the estate. He discovers that his brother had a son, Karl-Erik. Keeping it a secret, he travels to Stockholm to e...
General von Döbeln
1813. The Swedish army is fighting in the War of the Sixth Coalition. The popular general Von Döbeln is arrested for sending the army against the French in breach of orders by the crown prince. At the...
Flickan i fönstret mitt emot
A 1942 film.
Det är min musik
Inga and her father, the violin maker Lars, are big music enthusiasts. One day they meet the violinist Jan-Erik.
"Bleeding Hearts" - Comedy with charming hussar lieutenants, indulgent landlord daughters, wild rides and romantic mansion balls.
Lågor i dunklet
Latin teacher Birger Sjögren at Ringsala boarding school threatens his possesive and chronically ill mother that he will get married. She gets a stroke and dies. Sjögren is affected by feelings of gui...
Wholesaler Ferdinand wants his son to marry his firm partner's daughter, but the problem is they don't want to get married. The son turns to a friend for advice. It turns out that Ferdinand had a daug...
Bara en kvinna
Anna-Lisa is an art professor's student. He tells the story of how the portrait came to be.
Lärarinna på vift
Karin Berggren is living a double life. In the daytime she is a strict teacher at a boarding school for girls. In the evenings she becomes the star singer at a popular nightclub.
Mannen som alla ville mörda
"The man all wanted to kill" - A brutal businessman, Vilhelm Gerner, triggers a stock speculation by providing false information. Two of his partners, Smith and Grå, get ruined and therefore Smith com...
A Handful of Rice
The prologue shows a Swedish home, where a family discusses what "a handful of rice" can mean. The action then moves to Thailand and shows the life of a Thai couple, Pó Chai and Mé Ying, and their liv...
Gentleman att hyra
Two friends, a rich landowner and a flight lieutenant, compete for the love of the same woman, singer Claire Wanner.
A woman flees to avoid rumors of promiscuity, but is followed by a reporter who wants to expose her dark past.
The Forshyttan steel-mill has been owned by the Ancker family for generations. But competition is hard. When the son Bengt Ancker comes back from abroad he has an idea for success: a lighter steel wit...
Lisa Larsson, dancer at a theater, witnesses a traffic accident and banker Brenner's private driver asks her to be a witness. When her friends see her talk to the driver, they start to believe that sh...
The Whalers (original title: Valfangare) is a filmed record of the final whaling expedition in the Arctic before the outbreak of WW2. Only partly a documentary, the film is able to accommodate a drama...
Rena rama sanningen
Bertil Dahl deals with bonds at a bank. He dislikes that his colleagues are lying to customers to sell more bonds and pledges to tell the truth for 24 hours. But the social life is smoothed by using w...
Landstormens lilla Lotta
It's time for conscription training outside the small town Lillköping. The bank clerk becomes an officer - the bank manager ordinary conscript. Everybody seems to be trying to get a date with Elsa, wh...
Son of the Midnight Sun
Nila has been in love with Marja for a long time. They decide to marry at Easter after she says yes to his proposal.
A story about the Swedish navy and their cadet school.
Guest House Paradise
The strict Elvira Pettersson runs Paradiset, a boarding house in the archipelago of Stockholm, with a large variety of guests. Lotta forgot to turn off the iron when she left her job. Julle sneaks bac...
O, What a Night!
Elin is going to spend her honeymoon with her husband. She found another woman in her husband's bed after they got separate rooms at the hotel. She goes back to her home immediately. Elin's sister is ...
Katt över vägen
Short film directed by Gunnar Skoglund featuring insight into the process of making movies.
Director Björkman travels to Copenhagen with his daughter Astrid, who is together with a certain Count Erik Lejonsköld. They will take their father-in-law's car and go on a honeymoon to the Riviera. B...
Släkten är värst
A bachelor in Stockholm must invent a family to be able to get financial support from his aunt Anna. Everything is going well until she arrives on an unexpected visit.
Han, hon och pengarna
Young Göran Hilding gamble and loses money he does not have. He'll have to pledge his 50 shares in a publishing company.
65, 66, and Me
A wholesale dealer ends up in the army.
The Count of the Old Town
One of the narrow streets of the Old town is where the hotel City is located. There are characters such as 'Greven' and 'Blomman'. A jewel thief is being chased by a police inspector.
The Marriage Game
The sculptress Tora Diidiken is married to the sculptor Gunnar Grahn and they both compete in a contest to design a statue for the public square in Hicksville.
A Little Flirt
In love with her ward, orphan Didi is raised by her aunts. There is a person named Gunnar Green. Didi decided to fight for him because he was more interested in the stars of the theatre.
Theatre director Freddy Alsterberg has failed with his latest operetta. He decides to work his way over the Atlantic. His niece Tusse also stows away on the ship disguised as a boy.
Eva går ombord
Eva is an employee in a fashion store. One day she finds cruise tickets in the name of Bo Stensjö and boards the ship pretending to be his wife. Things get awkward when Stensjö eventually boards the b...
A Svensk Filmindustri production.
His Life's Match
Gunnar Gawell is masonry on a building but also a very good football player. He gets a chance to play for the the national team against Denmark. Gunnar is offered a bribe if he allows the Danish team ...
Erik Andersson marries Brita Blomstedt. During the wedding party he drinks alcohol which he is not used to. Later that evening Erik is involved in a brawl that end with a policeman getting a knife in ...
The Beckius family is living near the border to Russia. The youngest son, Armas, is living a wild life that eventually leads to a break with the family after which he joins the Russian Revolution. Whe...
The Wrong Millionaire
The American boat is on its way to Gothenburg. On board are the Swedish-American millionaire Fridolf F. Johnson from Detroit (Håkan Westergren) and his male secretary of the same name (Fridolf Rhudin)...
Father and Son
Mr Markurell and his son, who is close in on his graduation, live in the city of Wadkping. There is a Swedish language version.
For Her Sake
The young married couple Sigvard and Isabella Löfgren are constantly being sought by different companies where they are trading on the bill. Sigvard is a traveling salesman and Isabella works as a sec...