Gustaf Edgren

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night

Lena (Ingrid Bergman) is in love with her married boss, Johan (Lars Hanson), in this romantic drama that takes Sweden’s declining birth rate as a backdrop and stirred up controversy with its depiction of abortion. While Lena dreams of marriage and motherhood, Johan’s wife is staunchly unmaternal. Johan and Lena have a chance to be together, but their happiness is threatened by blackmail and murder. The great Victor Sjöström plays Lena’s fiercely protective father, a newspaper editor convinced that the population problem will be solved by love, not legislation.

Film Info

  • Gustaf Edgren
  • Sweden
  • 1935
  • 79 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • Swedish

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years

Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years

DVD Box Set

6 Discs

$55.96

Walpurgis Night
Cast
Lars Hanson
Johan Borg
Victor Sjöström
Fredrik Bergström
Ingrid Bergman
Lena Bergström
Karin Kavli
Clary Borg
Erik “Bullen” Berglund
Gustav Palm
Georg Rydeberg
Frank Roger
Richard Lund
Dr. Smith
Credits
Director
Gustaf Edgren
Story
Oscar Rydqvist
Story
Gustaf Edgren
Scenario
Oscar Rydqvist
Photography
Martin Bodin
Sound
Gaston Cornelius
Music
Eric Bengtson
Editor
Oscar Rosander
Art director
Arne Åkermark
Makeup
Manne Lundh

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Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years
Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years

Ingrid Bergman’s work in her native Sweden was an early showcase for her dazzlingly precocious talent and emotional depth.

By ​Pamela Hutchinson

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