• Sweden
  • 1946
  • 93 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
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In Ingmar Bergman’s feature directing debut, urban beauty-shop proprietress Miss Jenny arrives in an idyllic rural town one morning to whisk away her eighteen-year-old daughter, Nelly, whom she abandoned as a child, from the loving woman who has raised her. Once in Stockholm, Nelly receives a crash course in adult corruption and wrenching heartbreak.

Credits

DirectorIngmar Bergman
ProducerHarald Molander and Victor Sjöström
ScreenplayIngmar Bergman
Based on a play by Leck Fisher
CinematographyGösta Roosling
EditingOscar Rosander
Set designerArne Åkermark
MusicErland von Koch

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