Smiles of a Summer Night

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1955
  • Running time: 109 min
After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the comedy Smiles of a Summer Night at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. read more
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After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the comedy Smiles of a Summer Night at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.

Original Release

12/26/1955

US Release

12/23/1957

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Cast

Gunnar Björnstrand Fredrik Egerman
Ulla Jacobsson Anne Egerman
Björn Bjelfvenstam Henrik Egerman
Eva Dahlbeck Desiree Armfeldt / Desirée Armfeldt
Naima Wifstrand Mrs. Armfeldt / Desirée's Mother
Margit Carlqvist Countess Charlotte Malcolm
Harriet Andersson Petra the Maid / Petra
Bibi Andersson Actress
Åke Fridell Frid the Groom / Frid
Jullan Kindahl Beata, cook / Beata
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Directors

Ingmar Bergman

Writers

Ingmar Bergman

Cast

Gunnar Björnstrand Fredrik Egerman
Ulla Jacobsson Anne Egerman
Björn Bjelfvenstam Henrik Egerman
Eva Dahlbeck Desiree Armfeldt / Desirée Armfeldt
Naima Wifstrand Mrs. Armfeldt / Desirée's Mother
Margit Carlqvist Countess Charlotte Malcolm
Harriet Andersson Petra the Maid / Petra
Bibi Andersson Actress
Åke Fridell Frid the Groom / Frid
Jullan Kindahl Beata, cook / Beata
Gull Natorp Malla
Gunnar Nielsen Niklas / Niklas, Malcolm's servant
Birgitta Valberg Actress
Gösta Prüzelius Manservant / Servant
Svea Holst Dresser
Mona Malm Maid
Lena Söderblom Maid
Yngve Nordwall Ferdinand
Hans Strååt Adolf Almgren / Adolf Almgren, photographer
Börje Mellvig Clerk / Legal clerk

Producers

Editors

Oscar Rosander

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