The Girls Are Willing

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The Girls Are Willing
File:Guld og grønne skove (The Girls Are Willing) 1958 Gabriel Axel poster by Aage Lundvald.jpg
Poster by Aage Lundvald
Directed by Gabriel Axel
Produced by S. Vinod Pathak
Written by Johannes Allen
Starring Axel Bang
Music by Svend Erik Tarp
Cinematography Jørgen Skov
Edited by Carsten Dahl
Distributed by Nordisk Films Kompagni
Release dates
24 January 1958
Running time
92 minutes
Country Denmark
Language Danish

The Girls Are Willing (Danish: Guld og grønne skove) is a 1958 Danish film directed by Gabriel Axel. It was chosen as Denmark's official submission to the 31st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[1] It was also entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival. Guld og grønne skove was only Gabriel Axel's third feature film as a director, and from it came out in 1958, it took exactly 30 years before in 1988 he won his Academy Award for Babette's Feast.[2]


The two small islands, Hvenø and Birkø, have been in a decade-long conflict, and it therefore creates big problems when three young men from one island falls in love with three beautiful, young girls from the neighbouring island. Nothing could be more unlikely than a marriage between the islands - let alone three! But one day oil is found on the first island - causing a veritable invasion of the US oil company, American Super Oil Company. And then the whole little sleepy community is turned completely upside down ...


See also


  1. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. Morten Piil (2008). Gyldendals danske filmguide. Gyldendal A/S. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-87-02-06669-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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