Bill Bergson Lives Dangerously (1957 film)

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Mästerdetektiven Blomkvist lever farligt
Directed by Olle Hellbom
Produced by Olle Nordemar
Screenplay by Astrid Lindgren
Based on Bill Bergson Lives Dangerously
by Astrid Lindgren
Music by Charles Redland
Release date
  • 7 December 1957 (1957-12-07)(Sweden)
Running time
92 minutes

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