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Sailor Johannes Blom returns to his home port, after seven years at sea, to find that Sally, the girl he has been thinking of while away, is completely despondent. Seven years earlier, obstreperous Alexander Blom, brings his mistress Sally to live with him, his wife Alice, son Johannes, and crew, aboard the salvage boat he captains. Amidst all the tensions on the small boat, Johannes and Sally fall in love with each other. Written by
Although this was third Bergman-directed film, it was the first to be released in the United States, in 1949. His two prior films did not get released in the US. Five more years would elapse before another Bergman film, "Somarlek" (actually Bergman's tenth film), would appear commercially in America. See more »
Ingmar Bergman is one of my top three directors. I have decided to see all his films I can get my hands on. I have seen 18 of his films. And while the most of them are masterpieces, there were a few disappointments. So I was not sure if this film would be any good.
I shouldn't have worried. It was a pleasant surprise because given the low rating, I was expecting at best an average film. While this film is not as good compared to his later work, it is still very good.
Many of themes present here are repeated in his much better films like "Autumn Sonata" and "Sawdust and Tinsel". It is not that visually appealing either. But still it is a work of genius and just a shade less than his best movies. I recommend it to all Bergman fans.
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