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Intermezzo (I) (1936)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  24 December 1937 (USA)
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The world famous violinist Holger Brandt comes back to his family after a tour. He and his wife have been married for many years, but their love has gone. Their young daughter gets a new ... See full summary »

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Inga Tidblad ...
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Erik 'Bullen' Berglund ...
Impresario Charles Möller (as Bullen Berglund)
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The world famous violinist Holger Brandt comes back to his family after a tour. He and his wife have been married for many years, but their love has gone. Their young daughter gets a new piano teacher, Anita Hoffman. Mr. Brandt fall in love with her and together they go on a world tour. But he soon discovers that the feelings for his wife that he thought were dead return. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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After a single viewing of the film, producer David O. Selznick brought Ingrid Bergman to Hollywood to sign a contract with Selznick International. Bergman and Selznick then remade the film as Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939), with Leslie Howard. See more »

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Intermezzo
(1936)
Music by Heinz Provost
Played during the opening credits
Played on a record
Played on violin by Gösta Ekman
(dubbed by Charles Barkel)
Reprised by Gösta Ekman with Britt Hagman on piano
Reprised again by Gösta Ekman with Ingrid Bergman on piano
Played also on radio and on a zither and as background music
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When the Young meets the Elder

The original version of this Swedish melodrama by Gustaf Molander is short (the American remake is even shorter) and to the point. A famous and not very young violinist (Gösta Ekman) meets a pretty and fresh-as-a-daisy pianist (Ingrid Bergman), he believes he met his match and she falls for him or something he has. Although the final solution tries to make us believe that the violinist is a fervent family man who will return to the loving arms of his abandoned but addict-to-marriage wife (Inga Tidblad), we know better: even if Hollywood insists in pairing ageing male stars with girls who could be their great-granddaughters, the truth is that age does count. On the pianist's side, it is obvious that his fame and talent impressed her, but when she wins a "stipend" to study, she takes the right decision. Interestingly, Hans Ekman who plays Åke, the son (to his real-life father) turned into filmmaking and was Ingmar Bergman's rival for a while.


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